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that need to be done to have internet explorer install in a Linux operating system. The tool needed to install IE on Linux is called Wine. Wine is a clean configuration directory with no other applications installed. If a user wants IE 8 on his or her Linux machine, he or she needs to be ready to write down codes so that the browser works properly. Even if a user installs IE 8 on aLinux OS there will be problems because the browser was not meant to run on Linux machines.Windows 7 and Linux Systems NetworkingWhen networking with Linux or Windows 7 operating systems it is important to understand that there are standards for networking that are followed by all networks. The reason for these network standards is to ensure that networks everywhere can integrate and communicate effectively. Without these protocols set in place, talking to other networks like the Internet would be impossible. The standard model for all networks is the OSI Model (Linux Home Networking, 2011). What the OSI Model does is assign a layer of responsibility to each component of the communications pathway f a network (Linux Home Networking, 2011). This shows the path that all communications through a network will take and consists of the Application, Presentation, Session, Transport, Network, Link, and Physical layers (Linux Home Networking, 2011). Operating systems deal with the first three or “Top Layer” of the model. Another standard in place for all networks are Ethernet and Wi-Fi Protocols set in place that prepare for easy networking and standardized equipment to run these networks (Linux Home Networking, 2011). Another protocol used by the majority of networking devices is IPV4 and the
WINDOWS 7 VERSUS LINUX OPERATING SYSTEM10newer IPV6 that is becoming the new standard (Linux Home Networking, 2011). This is the standardized addressing system used by all networks (Linux Home Networking, 2011). However,even with all of the standards put into place the steps that put into place to set up a network on anoperating system do have differences.Networking with Windows 7 as a Home Group or adding wireless networks is a user-friendly process. When the operating system is installed, it will automatically detect any wirelessnetworks within range of the system (Guy, 2010). Windows 7 has a menu that will give options for selecting wireless networks, manually creating wireless networks or to set up a LAN or local area network (Guy, 2010). The step-by-step process of setting up and naming networks is intuitive and automatically detects the majority of the hardware installed. Networking for business purposes however still requires use of Windows Server software in addition to Windows7 software. This is the biggest area networking with Linux and Windows software differs. Linux software has both server and client software available while Windows 7 has only a client version.