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OSNews: Building The Next Generation, Part 2: The OS

Jul 19, 2004, 10:00 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Nicholas Blachford)

OK, so we have some cutting edge hardware and performance which is going to leave even the best desktop systems in the dust. But, we need an OS.

"One thing is it should not be is Unix. That's right, it should NOT be Unix. How many versions of Unix do we need? If you want a desktop get OS X, if you want a server pretty much any version of Unix will do. If you want 'Freedom' get Linux, or BSD depending on which flavour of Freedom you like, if you want Security get OpenBSD. There is a Unix or variant for almost every task, and that's before you start looking at Linux distros. Do we really need another Unix...?"

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