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[News] New GNU/Linux Users Says It is Better Than Windows

  • Subject: [News] New GNU/Linux Users Says It is Better Than Windows
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 29 Sep 2009 10:43:51 +0100
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Ubuntu Is Pretty Cool (My Linux Experiment) 

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|     * I had an old Windows XP laptop that was slow and 
|     required constant attention. One of the great 
|     things about almost any Linux distribution is that 
|     is small and efficient. It is often recommended as 
|     a good way to get some new life out of an older 
|     machine.
|     * Ubuntu makes it easy. I picked the Ubuntu 
|     distribution because it was easy to figure out and 
|     install. The software takes you step by step 
|     through the process and even gives you the option 
|     to split your hard drive so you can have both 
|     Linux and Windows (or whatever) on the same 
|     machine.
|     * I am not sacrificing much (if anything). As the 
|     title to this post suggests, Ubuntu is pretty 
|     cool. True, the user interface is a little 
|     different but, having oriented myself (and pretty 
|     quickly for an old guy, I am proud to say), it 
|     seems a little better than Windows. It does well 
|     all of the things my old Windows machine did 
|     poorly. I have faster web-browsing now through my 
|     trusty Firefox browser. Web apps (like Google 
|     Docs) are operating system agnostic and I have yet 
|     to run into a major plugin that is not also 
|     available for Linux distributions. Open Office (a 
|     free Office-like application) works very well with 
|     most of my Office files (and others). There are 
|     also tons of new productivity and gaming 
|     applications to explore as well, all with little 
|     (some would say no) risk of virus or malware 
|     infection.



Windows 7 is the same as Ubuntu"

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| I asked him last night about his initial impressions of Windows 7 and, in
| typical teenage fashion, as he was bouncing between Meebo windows and browser
| tabs, he said it was ânice.â I managed to extract from him that his favorite
| feature was that he was able to use his Zune with it, something that had
| never worked terribly well with Ubuntu. Otherwise, he said, âWindows 7 is the
| same as Ubuntu; there just really isnât anything different about them.â

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