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Win2000 vs. Mac osx
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Nov 22, 2001, 01:41 AM
 
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?
     
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Nov 22, 2001, 03:16 AM
 
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.
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