IT administrators choosing a desktop OS have juggled between Windows 9x and Windows NT Workstation. Most users would have preferred NT Workstation, but its hardware requirements and lack of support for lots of laptop-oriented services forced many IT managers to choose Windows 9x.
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With Mac OS X Server, Apple has finally launched a network OS. Taking its place with Windows NT, Novell NetWare, and Linux, Mac OS X Server provides file and print sharing, a Web server, and multimedia content streaming services to Apple Macintosh-based networks. Mac OS X Server also introduces NetBoot and Macintosh Management Services, features designed to ease the administrative tasks involved with Macintosh networks and save IT administrators time.