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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 malut In reply to wich is better

From the standpoint of remote support Linux (or unix, or any OS that does not require a GUI to do even the most simple task) is the winner. At 3 AM when you get a page to address an issue on the server, what can an NT admin realy do remotly? With a telnet session into a Linux machine an admin can do just about anything. So you Linux server is back running smoothly, fixed in a few minutes. And your NT server is still down, while the admin has to drive in to address the issue. Sure NT there is terminal server, but that seems to cause more problems than it fixes.

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by joshua.pyle In reply to wich is better

there isnt anything special about linux, atleast not right now. Most users use microsoft products. this wont change for a long time, because everything works with windows, and it works well. every week there is an update to linux, and home, basicusers will not want to recompile the kernel every month. linux has to become more user friendly if they want to over take microsoft, and i dont see it happening. Bill Gates does what he does very well. Ive used Calerda OpenLinux, and Red Hat, and i could get on the internet, and do a few things with it, but its like a Mac. They has little to no software. Macs are good for graphics, linux may appeal to programers, but for most people, windows is the way to go. and there is not much money making a product to just server programers, or graphic artist.

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by tainos In reply to wich is better

IMHO, Linux/FreeBSD already have all abilities to shoot out the windowses from server segment, because they have better perfomance/stability , more customization abilities and much easier in config/control and in future they will work better and better and provide more and more abilities and servises.
As desktop systems Linux/FreeBSD at this time sometimes hard to use, but we already have GNOME and KDE and they are working and grow fast. We have office suites, Star Office and ApplixWare, and they work fine.
And I'll waiting for Inprise Delphi for Linux to port our applications in Linux...

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by gzill In reply to wich is better

OS preference will depend on what you plan to do. I am a webmaster and depend on my machine(s) to deliver web pages 24x7. I have used win and unix/linix machines. Sun and Linux are by far my preference for developing, stability, scalability, and reliability. My 60-year old mother, who writes simple letters and little email is just as happy with a win98 machine. It all depends. But there is a growing midle-ground of users who are a little more sophisticated need more reliability than what any win desktop can provide. I think they are the curious rubber-neckers trying/buying Redhat, for one, and trying it. Man, just check out the IPO! Go penguin, go!

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by rasterbunny In reply to wich is better

first of all, the win oses will all be merged into windows 2000, combining the features of both windows 98 and NT in the same os.

Now, Why would a unix-type os take over? Really it is about what is most supported. Windows-based platforms tookoveron the desktop not because they were better than their competitors like os/2 and others, but rather because Microsoft spent a lot of time and money getting software developers to support their platform. People who wanted to run a cool new game or other piece of software had to get windows to run it.

The very nature of linux as an open-source os promotes the development of cool new applications and features. Until recently it has been little more than a toy for the smartest programmers out there, butnow it's coming into it's own with usability and other features. Every day new apps come out because some smarty 'thought it would be cool to...' And because it's all built on a stable 32-bit multitasking unix foundation, it's typically less buggy.

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