OsX compared to Linux and BeOS 620
OsX compared to Linux and BeOS 621
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On 2-12-05 11:56 AM, in article
I think it all depends upon how much money you are willing to shell out to keep up with the software in the longer run! If money were no object, I think both are fine operating systems. OSX has a lot more polish and seamless integration than many (but not all) linux distros, though Linux tends to have a huge amount of software included that you would have to lay out multiple kilobucks to get in one of the more popular closed systems such a XP or OSX...
If you already have a PC, by all means put one of the easier for newbies (I count myself in that group) distros on it and see how you like it - you aren't risking any money by doing this, either. You will find out pretty quickly if it is for you or not.
The Mac offers you a TON of integration and a very slick and easy to use interface and most doftware works really well. The Unix it is based upon is a good version as well. You will have to abide by the old model of software where one has to purchase for several hundred to a kilobuck or so, major software packages, but such is the price of entry to that sort of system! The OS by itself is about $100 retail, which is a lot less that the $200-300 that Windows XP
I would expect one or more trollish, insulting responses from those on the group who are less enlightened - hardly good advocates for such a wonderful OS as Linux but here nonetheless!
Good luck in your choice!