"An on-going debate in the computer industry has reached
religious proportions. One side lauds the virtues of the Unix
operating system, while the other worships at the altar of Windows
NT. Which side is correct?"
"Before researching this article, I had accumulated mainly
street knowledge of both Unix and Windows. I had gleaned
information from programmers, instructors, computer retailers, and
assorted tech publications on the subject. But now my eyes are open
a little wider. I may not have seen the light, but I see the whole
"The information that follows might add some fuel to the fire.
One thing is clear, though: The choice between operating systems
will depend on each individual user's application. Looking to set
up a DNS server? How about an intranet? Starting an ISP service?
Need individual workstations for general office applications (word
processing, e-mail)? Managing a large database? The answers to
these questions will probably determine which platform you'll
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