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by JoshHendo / November 16, 2004 2:07 PM PST
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Yes. We use all of them. Soon? Solaris.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 16, 2004 8:33 PM PST
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Now that Solaris is free, I bet we'll have that in the lab or office.

Bob

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Re: Windows Linux or Mac
by Wellander / November 17, 2004 4:07 AM PST
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Hi,
Sorry.
I still do not see your point.

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Re: Windows Linux or Mac
by JoshHendo / November 17, 2004 4:37 AM PST

I really just want to know what os other people use and if they have used all 3 which one could do the most things.

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Re: Windows Linux or Mac
by Anthony J Moulen / November 17, 2004 9:52 AM PST

Most is a relative term. Most what? Windows can run the most commercial software if you are looking for commercial single user software. Linux probably has the largest set of systems that it can run on of any OS. MacOS systems probably are the most user friendly. Best is a matter of opinion and position. For me Linux is best, for some other people it is likely going to be different. It is really a matter of what you want your computer to do, and what sacrifices you will make to get what you want. Every choice requires you to give something to get something. Dual boot gets you as close as you will likely get to getting everything.

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Re: Windows Linux or Mac
by ritmo7 / December 7, 2004 1:40 PM PST
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I do agree with Anthony J Moulen's post completely.

I few other things. I use Mac, Windows 2000 and Linux.
I have a KVM switch and I do not use dual-boot I have a server in my home office. This is the best way to keep data safe for the long run and does not have to require a lot of maintenance. Maybe too much for the less technically inclined, however
at this time in the software/hardware evolution easier that ever!

OS X is like 'automatic networking' with just about anything, so if you are rung OS X on one machine connected to a broad band router you will be able to access the other machines very easily at least from the mac if you don't want to spend the time to configure the network in the other direction.

WIN2000 is the lowest maintenance product by Microsoft if you want to stay in the 'Windows World' for your friends and neighbors or business associates. I can tell you from having all three available I spend as little time as possible on the WIN2000 machine even though it is fast and clean when I need it.

In the Linux department, after checking out one of the CD boot test versions, you have to take a look at Vector Linux. http://www.vectorlinux.com/

To me this is the best Home use desktop Linux out there. Not as well known but "rock solid" in my book.

http://www.osnews.com/story.php?news_id=5009&page=1

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