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Old 11-06-2006, 11:10 PM   #1
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Hello,

We have a serious problem with not finding a suitable Operating System that is balanced.

Windows is too expensive, the Unixes are too unfriendly and doesn't have many nice features, and I don't see anything else out there...

I've tried Ubuntu, and PC-BSD, but those don't support much.

Are there any good Operating Systems that I can try?
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Old 11-06-2006, 11:33 PM   #2
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Mac OSX an option?
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yeah Mac OSX is about all i can think of too apart from what you've already tried. I think you can install it on a PC nowadays.
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Old 11-07-2006, 10:22 AM   #4
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although i am a windows guy, i have tried Mac and it is a good OS,but everyone has their own taste of OS they use. as long as you know the OS it can be a great experience for you, their are five possible things that can ruin your experience.

1) virus/ trojan
2) spyware/ malware
3) black hat hacker
4) security holes in the OS

and lets not for get the most common cause...the user
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Old 11-08-2006, 12:16 PM   #5
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Default Re: A very serious problem...

No, I forgot to add that, in terms of cost, Macintosh machines are very expensive.

Plus they aren't available here, I got the ISO for Mac OS 9 but I can't seem to access the files in it, so I doubt I can install it.

Or does someone know how?
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You could install it on a virtual server- that may suit your needs. Vmware works on both Windows and Linux OS's. I'm getting ready to experiment with MAC OS on a Vmware installation soon. I have a friend that says it works, and he suggested this option to me. I am interrested in MAC OS just to get the experience.
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you could try solaris. that's UNIX based but it's made by sun microsystems. It's free and I've heard that it's pretty decent. Never tried it but it's worth a shot.
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