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Xappeal.org: Linux and OS X: A Comparison

Apr 17, 1999, 12:54 (32 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Simon Helton)

"Linux and OS X are big server products that are touted as being stable and performing brilliantly. In this article we will go point by point examining each platforms strengths and weaknesses."

"OS X serves up a mature, hybrid GUI from the NeXTStep OS and MacOS. Both of these OSes are fairly old, and their flexibility, and completeness shows it. It offers a lot to the novice system administrator, or for the office that can't afford an in-house or freelance tech to set it up and maintain it. Linux has no GUI, but a command line interface... OS X, its maturity and ease of use give it the leg up..."

Author Simon Helton concludes: "In my personal opinion, Linux is only free if your time is worthless. It offers great stability, but OS X is ready to go NOW, and anyone who has used the MacOS or NeXTStep can probably set up a server using it in an afternoon."

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