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    Can any one compare operating systems: Windows,Linux,Unix,Sun solaris,and Macintosh.
    2nd one is that What is VSAT.

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    Re: Compare OS

    Originally posted by alitoday
    What is VSAT?
    http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/V/VSAT.html
    Andrew

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      Re: Compare OS

      Originally posted by alitoday
      Can any one compare operating systems: Windows, Linux, Unix, Solaris, and Macintosh?
      They all have benefits to using one versus the other but an actual comparison would be difficult.

      Windows - Widely used making it a target for exploits more frequently than alternative OSs. Very to moderately stable. Tons of support by the development community. Relatively expensive.

      Linux - Niche user base, mostly power users who are sick of M$. Based on Unix which lends to its stability. Supported primarily via the open source community movement but lacks legitimate application support in large scale. Secure, but is often exploited (not as often as Windows). No naitive GUI - can be added as a add-on. FREE desktop or server OS.

      Unix - Secure, Stable, a perfect model for any OS. Rarely exploited as compared to Windows. Unix is a very mature OS that has been around since the last 1960's. Unix excels in the server environment (not really a desktop OS). Many versions of Unix are compiled for RISC based CPUs only - FreeBSD is a free Intel based Unix. Because it is server oriented most applications for it are center around this area, but because Linux is based on Unix 99% of apps written for Linux work on Unix. No naitive GUI - can be added as a add-on. Free versions exist.

      Solaris is Sun's version of Unix. Expensive.

      MacOS - Niche market for Macitosh PCs only. MacOS X is based on FreeBSD Unix. MacOS X adds Apple's user friendly GUI interface to Unix security and stability. Unforunately it is not available for Intel based systems. Server based versions of this OS are fairly new and because only about 10-20% of the PC market use MacOS X it has few exploits.

      This is all my personal knowledge, I could be wrong about some things because I'm imperfect. If anyone wishes to correct me, please do. Hope this helps.
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