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    Windows 7 vs. Ubuntu



    Installation

    Windows 7
    Pros
    - Install is quick, easy and painless.
    - After working through a few wizard screens at the beginning, the install is automatic
    Cons
    - None really

    Ubuntu
    Pros
    - Option to “try before you install” using the Live CD feature
    - Can easily install as a dual boot or even inside Windows using the Wubi installer
    Cons
    - Unless you’re luck to get a CD, you do have to mess about with .ISO files and burn a disc. If you’re happy doing that, it’s not really a problem.

    Speed/Performance

    Windows 7
    Pros
    - Both are excellent
    Cons
    - None really

    Ubuntu
    Pros
    - Both are excellent
    Cons
    - None really

    Usability

    while neither OS is perfect (far from it), both are also just as usable once you devote the time to figuring things out.

    Software

    Windows 7
    Pros
    - If you’re willing to pay, there’s a lot of software for the Windows platform
    - Equally, there’s a LOT of free stuff if you look around
    Cons
    - Bundled fayre is pretty poor

    Ubuntu
    Pros
    - Comes complete with an excellent array of software
    - Access to, and installing, new software is a snap
    Cons
    - None really … just don’t expect to run Windows software (even if you do resort to Wine)

    Media Support

    Windows 7
    Pros
    - Excellent support for media formats, including DRMed media, out of the box
    Cons
    - Windows Media Player isn’t the best bit of software around

    Ubuntu
    Pros
    - Good support for media formats
    Cons
    - If you want to play DVDs then you need to resort to “Restricted” codecs


    Hardware support

    Windows 7
    Pros
    - On the whole, Windows 7 offers excellent support for modern hardware right out of the box
    Cons
    - You might be out of luck with old hardware

    Ubuntu
    Pros
    - Overall, hardware support is good, and getting better
    - On really low-end hardware you can substitute Ubuntu
    Cons
    - There are no guarantees
    - There’s no “Works with Linux” logo that buyers can look for when buying new hardware

    Windows 7


    Ubuntu


    The most of the Users are using Windows 7 than Ubuntu.

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    - If you want to play DVDs then you need to resort to “Restricted” codecs
    - Unless you’re luck to get a CD, you do have to mess about with .ISO files and burn a disc. If you’re happy doing that, it’s not really a problem.
    - None really … just don’t expect to run Windows software (even if you do resort to Wine)

    All these point are not valid as cons as
    1. there is option to use inbuilt repo ( software sources) with proprietary in ubuntu.
    2 .You can always buy it from anywhere. There's no such thing as luck.
    3. Use cedega it runs all games that you can play in windows. & codeweaver's crossoverlinux to run many of the soft wares with gold rating..
    Most of the supercomputers (89%) and all top ten webhost except one use linux or FreeBSD.

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    Most of the supercomputers (89%) and all top ten webhost except one use linux or FreeBSD.

    Thats what i am saying, Linux is all about "the server garage" and has limited service for humans like us..

    Linux does understand only machine language. For humans, windows is the thing of need.

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    Also see this:


    At last Windows Wins as I hate Ubuntu
    Last edited by gaggan4392; 21st February 2010 at 06:24 AM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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    its obvious if you compare this way windows will win, but the day linux become more user friendly windows will have the same fate which windows mobile now have.

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    I hate there is no refresh desktop option in Ubuntu.
    >:@
    job takes the child away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mickey View Post
    I hate there is no refresh desktop option in Ubuntu.
    >:@
    You cannot hate a OS only by a refresh option.
    Tel other reasons too.........

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    Quote Originally Posted by gaggan4392 View Post
    At last Windows Wins as I hate Ubuntu
    EXCUSE ME! When did advertisements start being treated as gospel truth? Microsoft is know for such malpractices. It's called FUD.
    Here's one example picked out of the ocean of such advertisements and it's results:
    http : // news. cnet. com/Ad-watchdog-warns-Microsoft-to-%27Get-the-Facts%27/2100-1016_3-5323672. html (remove the spaces)

    Quote Originally Posted by mickey View Post
    Thats what i am saying, Linux is all about "the server garage" and has limited service for humans like us..

    Linux does understand only machine language. For humans, windows is the thing of need.
    You seem to be referring to the Linux kernel. In the past few years, Ubuntu has become (according to some studies) easier to use than Windows to someone who is not used to Windows. It is simply because it is different that people think it is difficult to use. My sister uses only Ubuntu for everything (she had used Windows earlier and she still has the option to) and she's the least tech-savvy person I've seen till now, apart from my mother (who also uses only Ubuntu at home).
    Quote Originally Posted by mickey View Post
    I hate there is no refresh desktop option in Ubuntu.
    >:@
    Why ever do you want to do with a refresh option? I thought that used to be only for Windows 95 when things never worked properly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mickey View Post
    I hate there is no refresh desktop option in Ubuntu.
    >:@
    Do you really need that in LINUX ???

    Quote Originally Posted by gaggan4392 View Post


    Also see this:


    At last Windows Wins as I hate Ubuntu
    The following text is not aimed at anybody personally. Just trying to put my point.

    • How much do you pay for your windows ?
    • Now pay half of that for ubuntu(commercially available) and then tell me.
    • Have you ever been to ubuntu repository or of any other LINUX? Go there once.
    • connect a usb mass storage in W7 and it takes ages to detect (everytime not once)
    • You pay for windows 7 you get w7, you pay for MS office you get MS office, you pay for Photoshop you get ............the pattern continues
    • You pay nothing and you get everything--don't tell me you have any problem configuring your printer, scanner, and finding your iPod or camera just because you didn't know where to find them in LINUX.
    • For how long have you been using Windows, try using LINUX for that long and then tell me you were not able to install a program or find it in LINUX repository .
    • LINUX people are generous enough to provide you with support for MS based and also MAC based systems.--how about MS support on that part
    • You enjoy 64 bit W7- did you ever think that which was the first OS to be available in 64 bit ?????????
    • Can you change windows kernel ? hmmmmmmmmm -- think the same for LINUX
    • I still don't get the GB usage graph. An OS that performs as good as the other taking less space-- do you consider it good or bad??????????? And BTW there are LINUX distros(free) which ahve enough tools and utilities to occupy more than 15GB without any add-ons(with add-ons the space may go beyond 20-25GB).
    • You have only one Windows 7 and a million LINUX distros with each having its own essence , ubuntu is not only the one to go for---don't like one LINUX, go for another, but if you don't like one W7 then where would you go ???????? --feeling deserted yet
    Last edited by puchu; 14th April 2010 at 04:49 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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    last but not the least

    Which of the following looks coolest ????????

    Custom built cars run faster than factory produced ones. Accept it.



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    But Uncle Gates' daughter is really cute
    Last edited by puchu; 15th April 2010 at 09:51 AM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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    Quote Originally Posted by puchu View Post

    But Uncle Gates' daughter is really cute
    lol..............

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    The fact that ubuntu has a special OS for Netbooks is great. Its called the Ubuntu netbook remix.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lekvagwo View Post
    EXCUSE ME! When did advertisements start being treated as gospel truth? Microsoft is know for such malpractices. It's called FUD.
    Here's one example picked out of the ocean of such advertisements and it's results:
    http : // news. cnet. com/Ad-watchdog-warns-Microsoft-to-%27Get-the-Facts%27/2100-1016_3-5323672. html (remove the spaces)
    Marketing is the only way to promote your brand or whatever. I don't think it's wrong.

    Quote Originally Posted by lekvagwo View Post
    Why ever do you want to do with a refresh option? I thought that used to be only for Windows 95 when things never worked properly.
    Refresh option is still there but it just repaints your screen, nothing else. But people refreshes their screen to kill their boredom and they really enjoy it

    Quote Originally Posted by puchu View Post
    Do you really need that in LINUX ???


    The following text is not aimed at anybody personally. Just trying to put my point.

    • How much do you pay for your windows ?
    • Now pay half of that for ubuntu(commercially available) and then tell me.
    • You pay for windows 7 you get w7, you pay for MS office you get MS office, you pay for Photoshop you get ............the pattern continues
    • There're no free lunches. You pay for something and you'll get good quality and also better after sales service


      Quote Originally Posted by puchu View Post
    • You pay nothing and you get everything--don't tell me you have any problem configuring your printer, scanner, and finding your iPod or camera just because you didn't know where to find them in LINUX.
    Any layman won't waste his time configuring things, if he's getting things ready to use by paying. Linux distros are good for techie not layman.


    Why the hell any layman would be concerned to change Windows Kernel rather than getting things done??



  14. If it is easy to use, and one can easily finish his job then why anyone won't like it??
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    Primarily it was not the point of layman or a PRO but it was the question of the OS itself. But as you have brought up the discussion, here is what I think.

    If somebody is a layman(leave LINUX-lets talk about windows itself) then he/she, at all needs W7. W-98 was simpler, W-Xp was better and cheaper than W7, why W7 then. You are bound to agree with me in that case.

    I don't think W7 is for layman. People are there on this forum who have started with P1 Proc, they eat sleep with PCs. I, on the other hand, became computer literate at the age of 24 and I am 29 now, so I am a layman in terms of PCs, but still the answer is the same for W7.

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    i really like the User Interface of Ubuntu! But I Hate, when it come to Compatibility Issues!! Agree with me??

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    Quote Originally Posted by shreyasbadas View Post
    i really like the User Interface of Ubuntu! But I Hate, when it come to Compatibility Issues!! Agree with me??
    I am not pretty sure what kind of compatibility issues you are talking about, can you please put an example here ; we would be happy to help you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by puchu View Post
    I am not pretty sure what kind of compatibility issues you are talking about, can you please put an example here ; we would be happy to help you.
    Some softwares aren't compatible with Ubuntu. Many games too are not compatible!!!

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    You mean windows based games ?

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    We cant compare 7 with this processor 7 is ultimate and is good as compare to this processor.....

    thank \ you

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruchi Batra View Post
    We cant compare 7 with this processor 7 is ultimate and is good as compare to this processor.....

    thank \ you
    what ??????????????????????????
    I only understood the following
    "compare"
    "processor"
    "7"
    "ultimate"
    "good"

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    Windows Vs Linux:

    There have been discussions and discussions on the differences and advantages.
    Here is what I have experienced.
    If you are a gamer, if you need to use Windows Office or if you are into HD Video coding etc., stick to Windows. I forgot to add, you should have tons of money to buy all the software !
    In all other departments, like security for example, Linux wins hands down.
    Regards

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    Quote Originally Posted by pshrinivasan View Post
    Windows Vs Linux:

    There have been discussions and discussions on the differences and advantages.
    Here is what I have experienced.
    If you are a gamer, if you need to use Windows Office or if you are into HD Video coding etc., stick to Windows. I forgot to add, you should have tons of money to buy all the software !
    In all other departments, like security for example, Linux wins hands down.
    Regards
    HD Video coding ?

    I think except directx(closed source) Gaming everything else can be done in Linux.

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    I like windows7 it is user friednly and easy to operate..... noo ubuntuu...

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    I use both operating systems, because I like both and I can take advantages that give me both, of course taking into account the situation and context, for example for my work I use Ubuntu because it is more practical to program. For entertainment purposes I prefer to use windows 7 because I do not have to worry about any codec and less because any application is compatible or not.

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    I use Windows 7 and I am very much satisfied by its user friendliness and ease of use. But one drawback is that Windows 7 sometimes take too much of memory to perform. I have Windows 7 Ultimate in my system and Windows 7 Starter may be a better version for a home user.

    I have seen Ubuntu in one of my Friend's PCs and it was pretty cool. It is somewhat similar to Windows OS and very user friendly too. But I think it is faster than Windows. It is heard that sometimes there are issues to open Ubuntu files in Windows. Even after using the 'save as' function the issue comes up in between.

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    but what the numbers say is that Windows 7 is much better than expected and that, if it were not for the virus and that sort of thing would be an alternative to Ubuntu. There is a big winner in this race, but Windows 7 has proven to be at the height of the circumstances. Ubuntu definitely do not win this fight.

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