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TechNewsWorld: Apple's Tiger vs. Windows XP 64-Bit Edition vs. Linux

May 02, 2005, 21:30 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Rob Enderle)

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"On Friday Apple released its 'Tiger' operating system into the marketplace. Borrowing heavily from what we had seen in Longhorn (Microsoft's next version of Windows) last year, Tiger is an impressive piece of work. I'm not one of those who thinks that using a competitor is a bad idea, particularly if you can get it out first. You play this game to win and, as long as it's legal, in my book anything goes.

"Tiger is well-integrated with hardware and provides a solid out-of-box user experience. The user interface is mature and it has a UNIX core that remains one of the most secure on the market. With a good balance of ease of use, performance, and reliability, Tiger would seem to be the OS of choice for [most] users over a Linux distribution..."

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