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Linux Journal: Linux and BeOS

Dec 21, 1999, 18:21 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Phil Hughes)

"Linux and BeOS are both getting close to 10 years old, but they have very different histories and are quite different products. The one thing they have in common is they are both alternative operating systems. Rather than looking at them as competitors, let's explore how they can work together to satisfy the needs of a greater audience."

"Linux has proven itself to be the fastest-growing server operating system. Its reliability and performance per dollar have helped it get there. Any objective viewing shows Linux as the best choice in the web server world, and its support of the SMB, IPX and Appletalk protocols makes it an excellent choice as a file and print server in a mixed environment...."

"Enter BeOS, an operating system designed to be running on a workstation. BeOS is not multi-user, but it is multi-tasking. To make matters even more interesting, the GUI is part of the operating system, rather than being an add-on like X is with UNIX/Linux or Microsoft Windows is on MS-DOS."

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