The purpose of this document is to overview the operating systems of the office today, and to establish which of the operating systems best meets users needs and its office environments.

The first part of the document briefly outlines the key information for the evaluation of the operating system, and also to indicate the task of the operating system to be performed. Because the scope of the task is broad and the appeal is wide, they are organized here in terms of task to be solved in three major areas: ease of installation, ease of use, speed and power, compatibility. The second part of the document is designed to describe the design views of the software solution among the following three operating system products: Microsoft's Windows 95, OS/2 Warp and Linux. The features and approaches on how to solve tasks will be briefly described for each product.

At the heart of the discussion are analyses of each product's functionality, a description of the strengths and weaknesses of products, and finally a summary the results.

February 20, 1996

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