Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 13th Oct 2011 21:33 UTC, submitted by mahmudinashar
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Ah, it's that time of the year again. We already had this up on the sidebar, but I figured we'd turn it into a proper front page item - mostly because I want to discuss the move by the Ubuntu team to no longer install GNOME 2 as the 'classic' desktop option - which pretty much ends any and all involvement for me with Ubuntu (KDE 4 here I come). There's more to this than just that, of course, so those of you who do like Unity still have enough reason to upgrade.
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by lemur2 on Fri 14th Oct 2011 04:35 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment Title"
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"It runs better (more responsive, etc) than the Windows 7 OS that came with the machine.
When you say things like this everyone knows you are lying through your teeth. "

Pffft. Why would I lie? The under-powered netbook perfomance index is discussed here:

"In summation this netbook is one of the best on the market for multimedia and gaming but it lacks the chops for productivity"

The Windows experience index gave it a score of 2.8, which is very modest. It is kind-of OKay-ish for Windows, given that it is inexpensive one would give it a barely passing grade. Its best feature is its graphics capability. Given that it has to run anti-virus and I-don't-know-how-many different "updater" monitors, it is quite burdened down when it comes to actual performance other than graphics.

It runs Kubuntu 11.10 very well indeed. It boots faster, applications load faster, the machine is generally more responsive. It just feels generally quite a bit faster. Just about the only thing that works better under Windows 7 is the HWACCEL test for Firefox.

Considering that HWACCEL is a realtively new thing for Firefox under Linux but has been in place since Firefox 4 for Windows, and that this is primarily a test of graphics performance only, this is perhaps not that surprising.

Now, after having said all that ... how do I profit? Whom do I collect money from? Why should I lie?

Edited 2011-10-14 04:48 UTC

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