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By jkke ·
why do some say that win os's 95/98/nt will be phased out within the next few years and that unix would be the superior os.
frankly i do not see anything special about linux!!!

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by torield In reply to wich is better

The future will provide enough marketshare to Linux, Unix (all flavors) , NT ,MAC and more.
Each system has its pros and cons.
NT stability has been enormously improved and
provides a superb environment if you know how to use it.Below all the appearances
Windows NT has been written by old UNIX programmers who ported most of the features of Unix to a GUI interface.LINUX is also a child spawned out of UNIX.All and all we have
not gone that far away from giving UNIX new
facelifts and namedthem Windows NT and LINUX.
So much for that - These OS'es will mature and respond to the demanding needs of the market equally.Choose the one you feel more
comfortable with depending on what you intend to do.
Keep in mind that LINUX is still the youngest
and does not have all the support that NT enjoys from hardware and software manufacturers but it will eventually catch up.Also keep in mind that NT4 was officially
turned into an Embedded OS for ROM-Chips in use for appliances, medical equipment,phones and s

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by jkke In reply to wich is better

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by EdgeDyrksec In reply to wich is better

Opinion, usage, and over all comfort are going to decide which OS is better for the individual. However, Unix is gaining popularity, I think, because businesses are recognizing the stability of the internet (and other such networks) as stable, since Unix is the main internet OS. Linux is gaining popularity because a, it is free, b, it is stable (like its big bro, Unix), and c, because it supports networking very well (also like its bro) and d, can fit onto a "normal" sized HD. Businesses like being cheap so having free OSes helps. Having them stable and equipped for what they like/need is also a plus. Then there is the fact you can change, edit, debug (if needed) and even completely overhaul Linux with a good programmer (or team). That's why I think L/Unix is gonna knock down the "king of the PC". Hope it answers your question!

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by nap In reply to wich is better

I think windows is still better than Linux, Linux has some work to do before it can pass up windows. Linux is not as user friendly as windows yet. People say that Linux is more stable not to crash than NT but I've rarely heard of NT going down all the time anyway But in my opinion you are totaly right about linux there is nothing special at all.

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by schweitzer In reply to wich is better

The main reason is bigotry. There are some people that would like to see Microsoft bite the dust - or who just plain dislike anything that comes from Microsoft.

I am old enough to remember when people said that UNIX would be phased out in 5 years (and that was over 10 years ago).

Linux is an excellent operating system if you know UNIX and do not mind doing a lot of tweaking, although it is getting much easier to install and use. Its main advantages are that it is free and is extremelywell supported. It also has the advantage that it runs on a lot more platforms than Windows and there is a lot of high quality free software (particularly for developers) that comes with it.

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by jimkey In reply to wich is better

I am an ISP using both Linux and NT servers in a critical environment. I only use NT for some web servers where Front Page extensions are necessary(the Linux FP exts aren't completely stable). For ALL other jobs, Linux is faster, far easier to admin remotely and much more stable. If I had to use only one of the two it would be Linux without question.

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