Differences between a windows application and a web based application?

I was asked in an interview a simple question which I actually failed to answer. The question is "What are 5 differences between web based application and a windows based application?"

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  • Dec 8th, 2014

Windows :

1)only single user can access at a time
2)can be invoked by .exe
3)performance,load,stress testing is done less
4)single tier architecture or 1 tier architecture is used


1)multiple users can access at a time
2)can be invoked by URL
3)performance,load,stress testing is done more
4)2 tier(client-server) ,3 tier(web architecture) , n tier(distributed environment)

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Satyajit Deka

  • Jul 13th, 2015

5) Less expensive
5) High expensive

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Bukenya John

  • Jan 18th, 2016

Window based applications are accesses locally by single user and do not support multi threading while web based application use the web platform for multi users to access the same application simultaneously across different geographical locations.

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