Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 29th Jan 2010 16:26 UTC
Microsoft Microsoft presented the results for its second quarter of the 2010 fiscal year yesterday, which ended on December 29 2009. As it turns out, thanks to sales of Windows 7, Microsoft experienced a record quarter, which is especially welcome after the previous two lacklustre ones. It sold 60 million Windows 7 licenses during this record quarter.
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Devi1903
Member since:
2009-11-05

Performance is still choppy and way behind Windows on the same hardware.


I would run ubuntu over vista any day for performance! And have u tried running windows 7 on 512mb ram. Please!

I gave up on ever using KDE 4 because it continued to fail to produce.


Havn't used kde for years cause it headed in the wrong direction. But you can hardly judge linux on kde alone! Gnome is a perfectly good alternative.

And, while the rest of the world gets work done and can watch whatever media they want


Cannot see the problem with media on linux at all. Did u forget to install the gui after installing ubuntu server edition? I use ubuntu for my entire household entertainment and works just as good as any other alternative in my mind.

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siride Member since:
2006-01-02

I'll tell that to my roommate who struggled for quite some time with MythBuntu. He eventually gave up and switched to Windows 7. Everything works and playback is not choppy. Same hardware. Also, he didn't have to spend hours configuring and tinkering to get things to work right, things like audio and screen resolution. Stuff that you think would work on a frickin' media center-oriented version of Ubuntu.

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StaubSaugerNZ Member since:
2007-07-13

I'll tell that to my roommate who struggled for quite some time with MythBuntu. He eventually gave up and switched to Windows 7. Everything works and playback is not choppy. Same hardware. Also, he didn't have to spend hours configuring and tinkering to get things to work right, things like audio and screen resolution. Stuff that you think would work on a frickin' media center-oriented version of Ubuntu.


Your roommate is a chimpanzee?

In my experience Windows 7 does not "just work" all of the time. A few of the guys I play LockOn: Modern Air Combat with tried to put on Win7 and had so many sound issues etc they reverted to dual booting XP. Each O/S can have problems on an application-by-application basis. In this case, Mac OS X is generally the best for many media types. Your friend is settling for a "good enough" solution, which is fine, but it dont think Win 7 is the best at everything, k?

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Devi1903 Member since:
2009-11-05

things like audio and screen resolution.


I would like to see you getting as many graphics cards and sound cards working on windows without a driver disk as you can get working on ubuntu without a driver disk!

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StaubSaugerNZ Member since:
2007-07-13


Cannot see the problem with media on linux at all. Did u forget to install the gui after installing ubuntu server edition? I use ubuntu for my entire household entertainment and works just as good as any other alternative in my mind.


Yes, and even more important than Ubuntu are applications like VLC that are excellent for playing media (except for codecs that are specifically designed to squeeze out competitor players).

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