Originally posted by handydan:
<STRONG>I'm sure this has been beaten to death, but truly with software an issue and stability which os really is better for a newbie? I've heard Win2k is very stable and has tons of software avail. But OSX is stable too however the software is slowly coming. Are there advantages to osx over 2000?</STRONG>
Probably usability. Windows 2000 doesn't really add much UI innovation over previous Windows OSes. With XP it's debatable -- some people think XP's task-centered approach is as good or better than OS X, though what I saw of it didn't impress me much.
I've heard a few horror stories about Win2K's hardware compatibility, but on the whole I imagine it's on a par with X's.
Oh yeah -- CNet picked OS X over Win2K in their "OS Deathmatch" series. That ought to settle it right there.