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[News] GNU/Linux Does Everything Windows Does

  • Subject: [News] GNU/Linux Does Everything Windows Does
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 01 Oct 2009 23:52:55 +0100
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XP â Still no reason for upgrade? Vista users f***ing livid?

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| The follow on question that stemmed from no person in my opinion 
| being able to give a definitive answer was: âWhat are you doing 
| with Windows that I cannot do with Linux?â
| At time of writing this the jury is still out on that one. 


UNIX/Linux has Wine, but Windows can't run UNIX/Linux programs.


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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