"Apple's embrace of Unix in its Mac OS X operating system gave the company a big boost among scientists who need hefty processing capabilities. Bill Van Etten, who does genetic research at the University of Pittsburgh, attributes the Mac's star power among scientists to the computer's ease of use, a broad set of scientific applications available for the Mac and, most important, its Unix-based operating system. "As a life-science researcher, I simply have no use for an operating system that isn't Unix," says Van Etten."
(Submitted by Noel Thu Mar 10, 2005 )
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