GeodSoft logo   GeodSoft

Linux, OpenBSD, Windows Server Comparison: The Widows Architecture Is Unreliable

Is there something inherent in Windows design that accounts for its extreme lack of stability compared to UNIX systems? The answer is yes. There are three fundamental, deliberate design related characteristics that account for most Windows reliability problems. Given their basic and obvious nature, I find it difficult to believe that Microsoft did not know these choices would have predictable adverse effects on stability and reliability, when the design decisions were made. First is the Windows registry. The incredibly confused directory structure that Windows uses is probably second because of its adverse impact on system recovery. Third is that all system management functions are contained in large complex GUI programs with no command line counterparts containing full and identical functionality. Even if Microsoft had designed the basic architectural characteristics to emphasis stability and reliability rather than other priorities, there is still the matter that Windows is a large complex and rapidly changing system which would insure the existence of many problems.

transparent spacer

Top of Page - Site Map

Copyright © 2000 - 2014 by George Shaffer. This material may be distributed only subject to the terms and conditions set forth in (or These terms are subject to change. Distribution is subject to the current terms, or at the choice of the distributor, those in an earlier, digitally signed electronic copy of (or cgi-bin/ from the time of the distribution. Distribution of substantively modified versions of GeodSoft content is prohibited without the explicit written permission of George Shaffer. Distribution of the work or derivatives of the work, in whole or in part, for commercial purposes is prohibited unless prior written permission is obtained from George Shaffer. Distribution in accordance with these terms, for unrestricted and uncompensated public access, non profit, or internal company use is allowed.


What's New
Email address

Copyright © 2000-2014, George Shaffer. Terms and Conditions of Use.