Seven Client OSes That Could Replace Windows - Mac OS X

By eWEEK Labs  |  Posted 2008-08-13 Print this article Print

1. Mac OS X
In terms of application support, functionality, packaging and overall mind share, Apple's OS X poses the greatest threat to continued Windows dominance. The biggest roadblock to OS X's ascendancy is Apple itself. The company restricts its innovative OS from running on non-Apple hardware, which means that unless Apple manages to put most OEMs out of business, OS X will always be a niche player.

Microsoft's Windows is the undisputed king of the desktop, and, for a long time now, it's seemed as though Windows would reign forever more. However, with customer uptake of Vista still limp-

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