Date: Around 1995
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?
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.
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