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[News] Desktop GNU/Linux More Powerful Than Windows in Technical Terms

  • Subject: [News] Desktop GNU/Linux More Powerful Than Windows in Technical Terms
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 17 Dec 2009 02:51:51 +0000
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How is it doing that?

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| Most impressively, the machine can flawlessly 
| stream a 1280Ã528px 1536kb/s *.mkv file over my 
| wireless network.
| As a comparison, I have a Windows Vista machine 
| with a 2.3GHz processor, 4GB of RAM, and a 
| 512MB video card upstairs that canât play the 
| same file without special codecs and the help 
| of a program called CoreAVC. Even with these, 
| it plays the file imperfectly.
| I canât explain how this is possible, but 
| needless to say, I am astounded at the ability 
| of Linux.



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.

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