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By Jason Brooks  |  Posted 2005-05-30 Print this article Print

Mac OS X 10.4 Workstation Evaluation Shortlist Microsofts Windows XP Professional While less innovative, Windows XP offers many more hardware and software options than does Tiger (

Novell Inc.s SuSE Linux Professional 9.3 SuSE runs on more hardware than Windows or Mac OS, and SuSE ships with the best of what the open-source software community has to offer (

Mac OS X 10.4 Server Evaluation Shortlist
Microsofts Windows Server 2003 Also offers easy-to-use administration tools but with wider support for both proprietary and open-source software (

Novells SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 and Red Hat Inc.s Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 These enterprise Linux distributions offer much wider hardware compatibility than the server edition of Tiger, but they dont match the smoothness and integration of Tigers graphical management tools ( and

Sun Microsystems Inc.s Solaris 10 Doesnt match the slickness of Tiger servers interface but does provide more hardware options and server-focused technologies, such as DTrace and Containers (

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