flyon at www.earthlink.com (Matthew Lyon) wrote:
You can run Linux on a P.C. linux is actuallt UNIX for P.C. Very
stable, loads of support from other users and IT'S FREE.
I'm not sure you can load linux on a Mac.
The best part is that you can run LINUX or MS-DOS and Windows in the
same machine. You have the choice to split your HD into two parts, one
is MS-DOS and the other UNIX and you choose at the begining where you
want to work, and I'm not talking about emulation it's one or the
other. You can USE your DOS partition from UNIX (LINUX), so if you
want to trensfer files NO PROBLEM. I'm not shure a Mac can do that.
Or maybe there will be a linux for Mac someday... if ti doesn't exists
already... don't think so.
> I'm a freshman biochem. major trying to decide what route to go, PC or
>PowerMac. I only have about four grand to spend - Which platform has a
>better selection of software that would for me? I'm on an old borrowed Mac
>660AV right now, but learning DOS and Windows is not beyond me at all,
>because I'm very technically oriented.
> Also, which platform would inferface better with a workstation, to
>utilize those high-powered apps.?
> A million thanks in advance,
> Matthew Lyon
>seek purity in truth