Some Apple and Microsoft technologies relevant to me.
|◇||OS X or unix-like||Windows||Comments|
|process monitoring||top, ps,Activity monitor||tasklist, Windows Task Manager, Process Explorer||◇|
|file permissions||fixed bit-tweaking system||Access control list||See: Unix ＆ Windows File Permission Systems|
|Misc Config Data||Property list||Windows Registry||◇|
|Shared Library||Bundle||DLL, COM, ActiveX||◇|
|UI System||Aqua||Windows Aero||◇|
|Display Framework||Quartz||Windows Display Driver Model, Desktop Window Manager||◇|
|IDE||Xcode||Visual Studio amazon|
(Express editions are free)
|Desktop Search||Windows Search||Spotlight||◇|
Windows help files comes in a “.chm” format. It is a form of compressed html. See: Microsoft Compiled HTML Help, generated by Help authoring tool.
Type “msiexec /?” to see its version.
Microsoft's web server: Internet Information Services (IIS), analogous to Apache on unixes.
Remote Desktop Protocol (The client program's name is “mstsc.exe”.)
XML Paper Specification, a XML based tech for similar purpose as PostScript.
Windows Live Call. “Windows Live Call is part of Microsoft's Windows Live services. It integrates into Windows Live Messenger to allow users to make PC-to-PC and PC-to-Phone voice and video calls”.
Something you need to know on PC is bios. See: BIOS, http://computer.howstuffworks.com/bios.htm/printable
List of Microsoft Windows components
The MSDN and TechNet are complete documentation center for Microsoft Windows. They include tech docs (official or unofficial), forums, blogs, quality sys admin books and tips from Microsoft, etc.
Windows Vista startup process
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