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posted by martyb on Sunday March 27 2016, @12:27PM   Printer-friendly
from the could-this-site-run-without-both-of-them? dept.

Discussion on the advantages of TCP vs UDP (and vice versa) has a history which is almost as long as the eternal Linux-vs-Windows debate. As I have long been a supporter of the point of view that both UDP and TCP have their own niches (see, for example, [NoBugs15]), here are my two cents on this subject.

Note for those who already know the basics of IP and TCP: please skip to the 'Closing the Gap: Improving TCP Interactivity' section, as you still may be able to find a thing or two of interest.

It's a primer, or a refresher, or a skip. We have all kinds here. Enjoy, or don't.


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  • (Score: 2, Touché) by Francis on Sunday March 27 2016, @02:45PM

    by Francis (5544) on Sunday March 27 2016, @02:45PM (#323546)

    Not really, the only thing that Windows does better than Linux with any consistency is attract developer support.

    But, whether that's worth being spied on and the generally crappy experience that's come to characterize Windows, I don't really know. That's up to the individual to decide.

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday March 28 2016, @10:43AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday March 28 2016, @10:43AM (#323809)

    Windows also does a better job of trampling on the user's freedoms.