|Here to Serve You: Operating Systems Compared|
|Operating System||Company||Phone||Server Software||Server Hardware||Comments|
|Mac OS 8.5||Apple Computer||408/996-1010||AppleShare IP 6.1||Apple Power Macintosh G3/333 with a 333MHz PowerPC, 128MB of RAM, and a two-drive RAID Level 0 array.||Fastest all-around server in file transfers, but disappointing print-spooling results.|
|Windows NT 4.0||Microsoft||425/882-8080||No software needed for Macintosh compatibility.||Dell Dimension XPS D333 with a 333MHz Pentium II with MMX, 128MB of RAM, and a two-drive RAID Level 0 array.||Affordable server option that shines in print commands but is sluggish at file copying.|
|IRex 6.5.1||Silicon Graphics Computer Systems||650/933-1980||Helios EtherShare 2.5.1||Silicon Graphics Origin 200 with a 225MHz R10000 CPU, 128MB of RAM, and a two-drive RAID Level 0 array.||Reasonable solution for multiplatform office, but too pricey for mere file sharing.|
|Solaris 2.6||Sun Microsystems||800/786-0404||Xinet's K-AShare||Sun Microsystems Ultra2 Model 2200 Creator 3D with dual UltraSparc 200MHz CPUs, 1GB of RAM, and a single 4GB Wide SCSI drive.||Costly server with decent print-spooling times.|
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