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What are the advantages/disadvantages of the major OS platforms that can be run on a PC -- DOS, DOS w/ Windows, OS/2, Windows/NT, UNIX, etc. What situations are these best suited for? Is there one OS considered superior?



Replies:
WHOA!! The best operating system is highly dependent on context and applications. Generally speaking, DOS and OS/2 require less memory and hard drive space. Windows is easier for beginners but requires more memory and often makes for longer execution times. UNIX I would only recommend if you need UNIX: it is the most counter-intuitive OS available! (in my humble opinion) If it were me, I would wait another year and see what happens with the PowerPC.

Hawley


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