Ubuntu compared to Vista and Windows 7


There is a really interesting article over here about ubuntu 9 compared to Vista and Windows 7.


They compared installation time. Ubuntu was faster.

Mouse clicks in the installation: Ubuntu had less.

Disk space used: Ubuntu used less.

Bootup: Microsoft was faster, Windows 7 being the leader.

Shutdown: Linux was faster.

IO: Linux was faster.

Python: Windows just about edged it.

In the real world it probably doesn’t matter, the vast majority of users will continue on with a Microsoft operating system because the software they want to run and have supported by their local IT team will make this easier. Interesting followup here:


As an OS X user the “improvements” to Windows appearance is laughable still.

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