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By Jason Brooks  |  Posted 2005-05-02 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Evaluation Shortlist Apple Computer Inc.s Mac OS X Offers a slick graphical interface and good access to most open-source software (www.apple.com)

Debian and Fedora These free operating system alternatives enjoy good community support and work well when running completely open-source software stacks (debian.org and fedora.redhat.com)

Microsofts Windows XP Boasts the broadest application support in this list, including many open-source applications (www.microsoft.com)

Senior Analyst Jason Brooks can be reached at jason_brooks@ziffdavis.com.

Check out eWEEK.coms for the latest open-source news, reviews and analysis.


 
 
 
 
As Editor in Chief of eWEEK Labs, Jason Brooks manages the Labs team and is responsible for eWEEK's print edition. Brooks joined eWEEK in 1999, and has covered wireless networking, office productivity suites, mobile devices, Windows, virtualization, and desktops and notebooks. JasonÔÇÖs coverage is currently focused on Linux and Unix operating systems, open-source software and licensing, cloud computing and Software as a Service. Follow Jason on Twitter at jasonbrooks, or reach him by email at jbrooks@eweek.com.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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