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Linux Vs. Mac: Which Is The Better Alternative To Microsoft Windows?

Aug 01, 2007, 20:30 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Serdar Yegulalp, Mitch Wagner)

"The switch from Windows XP to Vista has created a world of opportunity--not only for Microsoft, but for supporters of competing operating systems. While Microsoft is hoping it can move its customers easily to a new version of Windows, Apple and the Linux community see the transition as a chance to demonstrate the advancement and advantages of their OSes--and maybe steal some customers.

"If you're one of those Windows users who are less than enchanted by what you've seen of Vista and you're thinking about switching, you face some tough choices that can make you feel like a pioneer. Is it a good idea to move to a Mac, with its easy interface, high level of safety and stability--and higher prices? Or is it better to adopt a Linux distro, which is free (or, at least, inexpensive), supported by a range of imaginative developers -- and not quite newbie-friendly? Either decision forces you into new, unfamiliar territory..."

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