Jump to content

Linux

Sign in to follow this  

Recommended Posts

It's close, but the wording is such that it portrays Windows' only serious downside as a server OS is its licensing model... It doesn't mention that it's a massive resource hog, or that modern legal versions have forced updates that are notorious for breaking things, or that Microsoft's official support is anywhere near as helpful as a simple Google search, or that Windows is currently the only server OS that can't run constantly for a year without significant performance degradation and massive file fragmentation. There are so many things that the article deliberately avoids talking about concerning the downsides of the Microsoft OSes that it's an obvious plug for their partner company.

Share this post


Link to post

Bit off topic, but does anyone know why Segment Descriptor BASE field is split into three parts. Cleaner HEX?

Share this post


Link to post
Bit off topic, but does anyone know why Segment Descriptor BASE field is split into three parts. Cleaner HEX?

Which bit depth are you talking about? Seg Descriptors have 8-32 bit sizes.

Share this post


Link to post

The book I'm reading shows it as 64 bit. Which is a not confusing because it refers to 80 x 86 processors which are 32bit.

 

Then on a wiki site shows a similar diagram, but refers to it as a G/LDT. It's my understanding that DTs just store set descriptors... So confused hahaha

 

slide_7.jpg

Share this post


Link to post

Yeah, something looks weird about that diagram... That almost looks like a software descriptor, and not a hardware one. (for indirect processing, like in a VM or other emulator of some sort)

Share this post


Link to post

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in the community.

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

×

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.