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Ubuntu Linux is Much Better than Windows

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| I have worked with Ubuntu Linux for about 2 months and find that Ubuntu is
| much better than Windows. My computer is Thinkpad T43 laptop. The reasons
| that Ubuntu is better are:
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| Wireless network supported. My laptop's wireless network card is Intel
| PRO/Wireless 2200BG. After booting from Ubuntu live CD, the wireless network
| is usable. Even you can install Ubuntu and surf the Internet at the same
| time. However, Windows XP doesn't support the wireless network adapter. So I
| have to download the driver from other computer and copy it to my laptop.
| Obviously, it is dirty work.
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http://deepbluespaces.blogspot.com/2...tter-than.html

Mojave, strength of the Bear, speed of the Puma?

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| In the end, my opinion is fixed on seeing no need to run a Microsoft OS,
| unless you're a heavy gamer, in which case you won't be using the resource
| hog that is Vista. Even then I find that if a game doesn't run under wine on
| Linux it probably isn't worth running or there is a clone out there
| somewhere. Of course game companies are slowly moving to prefer the consoles
| and there are even some games that have native Linux clients, like Eve Online
| ( sort of native, but ported with Cedega ), UT 2004, Enemy Territory:Quake
| Wars, etc. But thats just me, I'm a minority in this anyway. Either way, some
| Vista publicity stunt won't convince me or any serious gamers either. Maybe
| if Windows 7 allowed me to replace the display manager with XGL and run
| KDE4.1 natively, I'd consider it, otherwise, no thanks.
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http://bushweed.blogspot.com/2008/07...d-of-puma.html

Microsoft is still a marketing company.


Recent:

Microsoft Tries to Polish Vista

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| Microsoft is really taking the gloves off this time. ZDNet is reporting that
| it will spend $500 million to make a powerful statement to its hundreds of
| millions of customers. I imagine the statement would have to go something
| like this:
|
| * * Windows Vista isn’t really as bad as they say. Honest. Please don’t be
| * * mad at us. We promise our next operating system will be better. Pinky
| * * swear.
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http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/0...ref=technology


Don’t get too excited about those Vista price cuts

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| Meanwhile, speaking of Microsoft’s consumer Windows strategy, Microsoft
| finally has chosen the advertising agency which will be handling its $300
| million consumer-focused ad campaign. *
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http://blogs.zdnet.com/microsoft/?p=1229


Related:

Microsoft admits Vista screwed - report

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| Vista SP1 is code named "Fiji", presumably after a pretty looking
| island which is paralysed by coups.
|
| In a statement regarding the service pack Microsoft admits that
| Vista has "high impact" problems.
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http://www.theinquirer.net/default.aspx?article=37125


Windows Vista: Sold but not deployed

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| Microsoft says it remains happy with enterprise sales of Vista -- however,
| the software behemoth acknowledges that many businesses which have bought
| Vista licences are yet to deploy the software.
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http://www.zdnet.com.au/news/softwar...9284495,00.htm


Will Windows Vista Succeed In 2008? Don't Count On It

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| Vista has certainly been slow out of the gate. Sure, Microsoft is putting the
| operating system on newly shipped systems, but Vista sales didn’t benefit
| from the upgrade surge that previous OSes got upon release. A year after it
| began shipping, less than one percent of corporate desktops are running
| * * * * * * * * ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ ^^^^^
| Vista.
| ^^^^^
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http://www.informationweek.com/blog/...indows_vi.html


Microsoft credits Project for "Tech's all-time flop" Award

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| Recently the InfoWorld published their list of "Tech's all-time top 25
| flops". *When the bodies were counted, the worst software flop of all time
| went to Vista.
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http://www.vcsonline.com/GoodStuff/B...0/Default.aspx


10 Worst Tech Products of 2007

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| Windows Vista: Where to begin? Vista arrived in stores months late, forced
| untold thousands of users to upgrade their hardware, made mincemeat of
| software and drivers that worked perfectly well in XP, ended up lacking many
| of the bold-faced features we'd been promised, and came saddled with new and
| annoying set of video DRM schemes. At least Vista now boasts an option for
| downgrading back to XP.
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http://tech.yahoo.com/blogs/patterson/9908


The 15 Biggest Tech Disappointments of 2007

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| #1. No Wow, No How: Windows Vista
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| Five years in the making and this is the best Microsoft could do?
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http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,14...s/article.html


Vista makes the list as one of the top-10 worst consumer tech products of all
time

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| Pretty bad. But top ten of all time? That's mighty impressive.
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http://blogs.cnet.com/8301-13505_1-9...bj=TheOpenRoad
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