Thursday, March 22, 2012

Which operating system to use?

Over the last 20 or so years I have used: several Android distributions (1.6 and 2.2), MAC OS 7, MAC OS X Tiger, Fedora, Ubuntu, OpenWrt, and Xandros Linux, Windows 3.x, 95, NT, XP, and 7,  IBM unix, and openSolaris.  Each has its good and bad points:

Android         pro: optimized for mobile devices
                      con: lacks some applications you would want (for example, a good office suite)

Windows       pro: has many apps available and they run "right out of the box"
                      con: there are some quality/stability issues (solved with Windows 7?)

MAC OS X   pro: quality and stability
                      con: hardware is higher priced

Linux             pro: free and stable
                       con: fragmented, many distributions, each a little different

unix/Solaris   pro: reliable/stable
                      con: hardware specific, lacks some applications

Asa H was built to run on both MACs and PCs.

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