Linked by David Adams on Tue 4th Dec 2007 19:39 UTC, submitted by michuk
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y "It may be a brave opinion but I predict that Ubuntu Linux and Windows Vista are going to be the two operating systems that will take over the largest chunk of the desktop OS market during the next couple of years. This comparison is based on my experience with both systems during the last couple of weeks on two different computers."
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RE[2]: Can't agree witth...
by sb56637 on Tue 4th Dec 2007 21:51 UTC in reply to "RE: Can't agree witth..."
sb56637
Member since:
2006-05-11

>>In windows, you just have to hope the site or person who sold you the software you installed can be trusted - there is nobody checking up on that....If the writer of the software you installed on windows decides to quit, you're stuck with the current version - no bugs will ever be fixed, you will have a hard time getting your data out of the proprietary fileformats into some other app - and you will be forced to go through that pain because a newer version of windows might not run your application anymore.
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Not at all. I use most of the same applications on Windows as I do on Linux. To date I have not paid a single cent for any piece of software on my personal Windows machine. Openoffice, Pidgin, Gimp, etc, they'll all fare equally well on Linux and Windows in the unforeseeable future. And all three of them are currently outdated on Ubuntu Gutsy with no obvious way to upgrade.....

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RE[3]: Can't agree witth...
by RawMustard on Wed 5th Dec 2007 10:03 in reply to "RE[2]: Can't agree witth..."
RawMustard Member since:
2005-10-10

And you know what the saddest thing is? They work better in Windows - Sad but true ;)

I have been using Ubuntu since Warty as my primary desktop and one thing that has always stuck in my mind is why does the same software I use in Ubuntu and windows work better on windows? I've always blamed the writers of the software, but now I'm leaning to Linux being the problem. Firefox in particular, runs much better in Windows, why do you think that is?

Edited 2007-12-05 10:05

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RE[4]: Can't agree witth...
by lemur2 on Wed 5th Dec 2007 10:27 in reply to "RE[3]: Can't agree witth..."
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2007-02-17

Firefox in particular, runs much better in Windows


I don't think so.

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RE[4]: Can't agree witth...
by OMRebel on Wed 5th Dec 2007 14:20 in reply to "RE[3]: Can't agree witth..."
OMRebel Member since:
2005-11-14

Actually, I've noticed the opposite. FireFox runs much better on my Ubuntu machine, as does it on my openSuse laptop, than it does on Windows.

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RE[4]: Can't agree witth...
by wakeupneo on Fri 7th Dec 2007 00:17 in reply to "RE[3]: Can't agree witth..."
wakeupneo Member since:
2005-07-06

"why do you think that is?"

Your Ubuntu install is borked. Simple really.

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