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Stardock.com: OSWars 2000

Jun 03, 2000, 14:14 (24 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brad Wardell)

[ Thanks to BR for this link. ]

"The state of the art in desktop operating systems has really improved over the past 2 years. Plug and play now actually works on Win98 SE and Windows 2000. USB is here even if it is limited to only 12Mbit right now."

"Most of them have improved themselves when it comes to installing them (particularly Linux) and have improved in terms of ease of use (again Linux). I would have to say that of all of them, Windows 2000 is probably the best desktop OS overall. It has the power, stability, and ease of use that most people would need."

"For casual users, I have to regretfully say that Windows 98SE (and soon Windows 98 ME) is probably the best choice despite its flakeyness. It's amazing how many of 'our bugs' in a given product (whether it be a game or utility) magically disappear when the user upgrades from Windows 98 to Windows 2000."

"Linux has come the furthest as a desktop OS but it was so far behind that now it's merely a distant third instead of being completely unreasonable as a desktop OS as it was in 1998. With some polish and desktop based standards I could imagine seeing it on machines in a typical office or home.

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