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Ubuntu Linux vs Windows Vista: The Desktop Battle

Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2007 9:04 am
by P3
It may be a brave opinion but I predict that Ubuntu Linux and Windows Vista are going to be the two operating systems that will take over the largest chunk of the desktop OS market during the next couple of years. This comparison is based on my experience with both systems during the last couple of weeks on two different computers.

Author: Borys Musielak

For the purpose of this article I am going to focus on Gutsy Gibbon, a recently released version of Ubuntu Linux and Windows Vista Business Edition which is about one year old. This is to avoid confusion that we are talking about some different animals, since both Ubuntu and Vista provide a number of alternative versions differing in features and target user (although I’m completely lost when it comes to say what the reason for different Vista version is).

Also I would like to mention that this is by no means a full comparison of these two selected systems. I chose to focus on things that seem to have the biggest importance for the end user (like me) who just starts to use a new operating system. These things include: general look and feel, software and hardware support, stability and maturity. At the end I’m going to cover some of the advanced features, too.

So, here we are…
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