In a P.C. you can have UNIX and MS-DOS Windows at the same time.

Borries Demeler demeler at selway.umt.edu
Sun Jun 16 13:42:57 EST 1996

In article <4pt80r$atb at hp.fciencias.unam.mx>,
Adrian Kornhauser <adriank at servidor.unam.mx> wrote:
>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 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


I would like to second this opinion. I am running DOS, Linux, and Windows
all on the same platform for 3 years now. And I am *EXTREMELY* happy with it.
Although you may be able to run Linux on a Mac as well (I believe a port
to Macintosh is in the works), you may be better off to by a PC since
components and upgrades offer you more performace for your $$$. If you 
are technically minded and you are not scared of UNIX, this is definitely
the way to go. You'll enjoy unbeatable flexibility and performance for 
the same amount of money.

There is more sci. software available for Linux and Windows then you will
ever need. My choice: go for a PC.

Regards, -Borries

* Borries Demeler, Ph.D.                                                      *
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