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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 danf In reply to wich is better

Perhaps it is time to end the OS wars and recognize that there is a place for each operating system in an integrated network. WindowNT/9x has proven itself to be a secure, scalable environment. The complete range of MS products from OS to desktop apps is a hard combination to beat. Linux has proven itself to be a worthy, stable, secure and scalable server platform. It cost effectiveness has made it available to a wide range of ISP/web hosts who might not otherwise be able to afford the startup costs required with MS products. Even Macintoshes have held their place securely in the DTP and graphic design arena against all comers. What is needed is the ability to integrate these seeming disparate platforms into a seamless environment, bymaximizing thefeatures that each has to offer.

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by a.douwes In reply to wich is better

A classical discussion. It all depends on what you prefer. Some are dead set against Microsoft (MS or M$) and thus they prefere Linux. My personal experience is that Linux is not as stable as others have you believe. Our Email server runs on RedHat Linuxand it crashes too often. I cannot vouw for comercial UNIX versions like HPUX, AIX etc. in terms of stability. The stability of Windows NT as an OS and its flexability when it comes to installing new software, adding computers to the network, adding userbased security and the like is something that I prefere. Under Linux you have to compile the software and hope that your compiler is configured as the author's of the software pakage. If it isn't you will run into compilation problems. SinceMS is working with Intel on a 64 bit version of Windows NT OS called Windows 64 and Intel has the Merced 64 bit CPU, I think Windows NT will still be around for quite some time to come.
It's true that Win95/Win98 are less stable as Windows NT.

Mainframes tend to

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by scaleracer In reply to wich is better

It seems as Windows becomes more stable it is written more like Linux.And as Linux becomes more mainstream it looks and acts more like Windows.For servers systems that need to be reliable how unix addresses harware malkes it a much more stable package.Microsoft does not sit on thier buts though.NT addresses hardware differently than win95-98 and 2000 works.Have been betaing 2000 for a few months and although buggy they are on the right path.By the time we all figure out what Os is better it will have changed anyway.
As to what is best;It depends on what you intend to do with the machine
BeOs if you deal in multimedia
Linux if you want a robust no crash server
Win95/98,If you like games

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by frule In reply to wich is better

My wife who know nothing about computers and had a hard time with Windows now uses Linux with KDE like a pro. It used to be that she would freek whenever I made any changes to OS now whatever we do is kept seperate. My oldest child is 8 yrs old. Allof my kids us Linux as well. Microsoft software is not used at my house and we're happier for it. No worries about viruses or worms. I can easily control access to websites using Squid. Pretty much all the must have software is freely available. Youcan't beat Linux. I am an experienced systems admin and when I came to work for my company they had no Linux machines. Now the Linux machines out number the all the other machines. Linux is no harder to use than Windows and is a much more flexible and able OS.

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by zbrain75 In reply to wich is better

As far as 95/98/NT, 2000 being phased out, it probably will not happen. It may evolve, but it will still be around and have a strong market for a long time. Its biggest strike is it's proprietary.
As far as not seing anything special about Linux:
1. It's open source
2. It's stable
3. I don't have to reboot to reconfigure it.
4. I can configure it from anywhere in the world without buying additional software.
5. It's free
6. It comes with a running web server
7. There is free software that lets you run your linux desktop using a web browser.
Its greatest weakness is mail servers and ease of configuration. I expect soon there will be better GUI configuration tools and a better mail server. If the above 7 items don't make it special then I don't know what would.

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