Alternative Operating Systems

GUESTS: Larry Augustin Co-Founder and President VA Research Mountain View, California Nicholas Petreley Columnist NT World Japan Contributing Editor InfoWorld Hayward, California Bill Joy Co-Founder and Vice President for Research Sun Microsystems, Inc. Aspen, Colorado Jamie Love Director Consumer Project on Technology Washington, D.C. Have you shopped for a PC lately? One without Windows? Not an easy task. But there are alternatives to Microsoft's nearly ubiquitous operating system. In this hour, we'll talk about some of the options, and take a look at an entirely new kind of system.

Copyright © 1998 NPR. For personal, noncommercial use only. See Terms of Use. For other uses, prior permission required.

Copyright © 1998 NPR. All rights reserved. No quotes from the materials contained herein may be used in any media without attribution to NPR. This transcript is provided for personal, noncommercial use only, pursuant to our Terms of Use. Any other use requires NPR's prior permission. Visit our permissions page for further information.

NPR transcripts are created on a rush deadline by a contractor for NPR, and accuracy and availability may vary. This text may not be in its final form and may be updated or revised in the future. Please be aware that the authoritative record of NPR's programming is the audio.



Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.