Dear Mark, XDS does not run on Windows, and even if you take your mtz-file home from the synchrotron nowadays, you sometimes may want to re-refine some data set.
Windows also costs a lot of money, and if you do a lot of scripting, Windows may be cumbersome. WinCoot is also often mentioned with difficulties that don't occur with Coot. If you like incremental backups to save disk space and time, I am not sure rsnapshot/rsync works with a Windows file system. A windows machine may also impede data exchange with other institutions. Eg. downloading data from https://data.sbgrid.org/ is based on rsync, and if I gave you my usb-stick, Windows would only attempt to format it (well, same would most likely happen with Mac OS X). One caveat though: the MS Office version for Mac does not read OpenOffice Format, so I was told. Greetings, Tim On Friday, October 14, 2016 05:14:46 PM Mark J van Raaij wrote: > Dear All, > > our institution requires me to provide a reasoning not to buy a Windows > computer (I want to buy a new MacOSX system), so I am looking for software > that does not run or is limited on Windows. > > Not available: > (Auto)SHARP > ARPWARP > > Available on Windows but with significant limitations > Phenix (no MR-Rosetta, no parallelization) > CCP4 (limitations on file-names) > > Please correct me if pertinent and provide additional examples if possible. > > Gratefully yours, > > Mark > > Mark J van Raaij > Dpto de Estructura de Macromoleculas > Centro Nacional de Biotecnologia - CSIC > calle Darwin 3 > E-28049 Madrid, Spain > tel. (+34) 91 585 4616 > http://wwwuser.cnb.csic.es/~mjvanraaij -- -- Paul Scherrer Institut Dr. Tim Gruene - persoenlich - Principal Investigator Biology and Chemistry OFLC/102 CH-5232 Villigen PSI Phone: +41 (0)56 310 5297 GPG Key ID = A46BEE1A
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