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[3]: Can't agree witth...
by RawMustard on Wed 5th Dec 2007 10:03 UTC 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..."
lemur2 Member since:
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..."
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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[5]: Can't agree witth...
by apoclypse on Wed 5th Dec 2007 23:39 in reply to "RE[4]: Can't agree witth..."
apoclypse Member since:
2007-02-17

The same here. I don't install a lot of extensions so that may be why it works without issue for me, but it works well on Ubuntu without any crashes at all. In Vista it crashes randomly when I try to watch a quicktime video. it may be apples fault, who knows, but even if it didn't crash on vista, it runs much slower than it does in Ubuntu, imo.

I do have to point out that not everything in the Ubuntu repos is guaranteed to work, especially with the Universe repo. There are a couple of errant apps that don't work at all and are buggy and crash a lot, sometimes this is due to being older than current released packages or it may be due to conflicts in libs but it does happen and I wish they would pay more attention to apps in Universe. An example is amule which crashes every time you try to download the server list in gutsy. Getting the latest version from amule themselves fixes this but most users will not know to do this they will assume that the one in the repos works. There are other examples I won't get into, but things like this do happen.

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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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