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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Very Brave Indeed!!!!
by antwarrior on Tue 4th Dec 2007 23:11 UTC
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One of the bravest forecasts seen yet. Not even Mr Shuttleworth can be accussed of such optimism. Seeing the systems side to side has made me appreciate the gnome interface. I have always wanted to like the Vista interface more but when I saw the screen by screen comparison you can clearly see that gnome's interface is superior ( at the least for the screen shots displayed).

Criticising the ease of access of applications is a moot point, divide the time of installation by the time of intended usage and you find the initial effort becomes negligible. What should have been compared were the applications once they were installed for it to have been completely fair. And like some have already mentioned, you have to upgrade your operating system to upgrade your applications or do a MANUAL INSTALL. A manual install on windows I prefer much more than manual install on Ubuntu, even if it is packaged. What's even funnier is that it is easier for me to get the latest openoffice for windows than it is for me to install the latest OO for Gutsy.

Desktop linux will grow more on handsets which are more OS agnostic than their desktop counterparts, in that regard will we see great growth for desktop linux. On the desktop, the greatest technological offerings (of which Gutsy cannot be accussed ) will take a long long long time to cause any mass migration , gradual or sudden.

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