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Poll: will Ubuntu 9.10 be able to compete with Microsofts new flagship? (40 member(s) have cast votes)

will Ubuntu 9.10 be able to compete with Microsofts new flagship?

  1. I'm sure it will! (15 votes [39.47%])

    Percentage of vote: 39.47%

  2. Voted No, Never (23 votes [60.53%])

    Percentage of vote: 60.53%

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#1 theapu

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Posted 20 October 2009 - 05:16 PM

NEW OS WAR

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Ubuntu 9.10 vs Windows 7: No Ordinary October Showdown

Canonical’s Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala) and Microsoft’s Windows 7 are expected to debut within days of each other in October 2009. Open source fans will surely hype a showdown between the two operating systems.

Windows 7 Feauturing

* UI (User Interface) Enhancements:
- A redesigned Windows Shell with a new taskbar;
- A new control panel interface;
- Windows Explorer now includes a desktop slideshow that changes the desktop background in a designated amount of time;
- Start menu and window management enhancements;
- The user interface for font management has been overhauled;

* System Enhancements:
- Faster boot speed;
- The DirectX version has been updated to 11;
- Multi-touch support for Tablet PCs and other capable devices;
- Native WWAN support, similar to native WiFi added in Vista;
- Enhanced security features;

* Additional Features:
- Calculator has been rewritten, with multiline capabilities including Programmer and Statistics modes along with unit conversion and date calculation;
- Office Open XML and ODF support in WordPad;
- Windows 7 will include Windows Media Player 12, along with new codecs for playing formats such as H.264, MPEG4-SP, ASP/Divx/Xvid, MJPEG, DV, Advanced Audio Coding (AAC-LC), AA;
- Windows XP Mode;

Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala) feauturing

* UI (User Interface) Enhancements:
- Overall theme refresh;
- Using the most up-to-date GNOME version;
- A redesigned login manager;

* System Enhancements:
- Faster boot speed;
- Ext4 will be the default fileystem;
- Ubuntu One client will be installed by default;

* Additional Features:
- Empathy Instant Messenger will replace Pidgin;
- Will utilize GRUB 2 as its default boot loader;

I think Windows and Mac OS X is trying to be like Linux right now --fast and resource efficient. On the other hand, Linux on the desktop is still polishing its user-interface perhaps to be like Windows or Mac OS X.

The comming two weeks are very exciting for OS geeks

Edited by theapu, 20 October 2009 - 05:22 PM.


#2 USG Ishimura

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Posted 20 October 2009 - 05:20 PM

It can but it won't, sadly.

#3 adrynalyne

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Posted 20 October 2009 - 05:24 PM

I think Windows and Mac OS X is trying to be like Linux right now --fast and resource efficient.


This made me LOL.

A lot.

#4 fediaFedia

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Posted 20 October 2009 - 05:41 PM

How can it possibly compete?

#5 zool

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Posted 20 October 2009 - 05:48 PM

I'm still waiting for Ubuntu Karmic to be released at the end of the month. What i noticed between Windows 7 NTFS and Ubuntu EXT4, is that the speed. I think Ubuntu can win on that part. I transfered many files within ubuntu and i was amazed at its speed, EXT4 maybe better than NTFS. Mostly i didn't see any copying/moving animation inside Ubuntu because it is very fast.

One more thing, nobody can challenge the way Ubuntu shutting down.. It is too damn fast.. I already upgrade my pc to Windows 7 and waiting Karmic to replace my Jaunty ;)

but in terms of competing in the commercial world, Windows 7 beat Ubuntu

Edited by zool, 20 October 2009 - 06:00 PM.


#6 PurplePeopleEater

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Posted 20 October 2009 - 07:05 PM

Ubuntu will never beable to compete with Windows 7, it has the potencial but not enough support

Edited by PurplePeopleEater, 20 October 2009 - 07:05 PM.


#7 CommonSense

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Posted 20 October 2009 - 07:34 PM

Linux in general can't compete with Windows. It's a sad truth.

#8 Villain

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Posted 20 October 2009 - 08:44 PM

Windows is for the general user. Linux is for the advanced user- config geek.

I agree with Zool's comment about Ext4 vs NTFS, i did file copys of a 5GB folder in each OS, and the EXT4 FS was done before the NTFS was.

But 7 IS better than Vista, and that is the god send that Vista users have been waiting for,

#9 PurplePeopleEater

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Posted 20 October 2009 - 08:52 PM

Windows is for the general user. Linux is for the advanced user- config geek.

I agree with Zool's comment about Ext4 vs NTFS, i did file copys of a 5GB folder in each OS, and the EXT4 FS was done before the NTFS was.

But 7 IS better than Vista, and that is the god send that Vista users have been waiting for,

NTFS is also an outdated file system, EXT4 is fairly new. I wish Windows was cool and supported other file systems

#10 Munkypoo7

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Posted 20 October 2009 - 09:19 PM

It will compete with 7, just as it has with every other version of Windows, its an alternative, and people like choices.

#11 Villain

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Posted 21 October 2009 - 01:24 AM

just remember, no one ever got fired or sent to jail for pirating ubuntu.

#12 zool

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Posted 21 October 2009 - 01:38 AM

LOL. That is so true. What i like about Ubuntu is to ability to customize.. Its like infinity.. When you search something related to ubuntu, then suddenly you found out interesting stuff.. Have you heard about Zeitgeist Integration.. It is a very interesting project..

#13 CommonSense

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Posted 21 October 2009 - 03:02 AM

LOL. That is so true. What i like about Ubuntu is to ability to customize.. Its like infinity.. When you search something related to ubuntu, then suddenly you found out interesting stuff.. Have you heard about Zeitgeist Integration.. It is a very interesting project..

Looks awesome. I really feel like playing around in Linux again! I'm gonna install 9.10 when released and I'm going to have to dual-boot even though I hate doing it.

Edited by CommonSense, 21 October 2009 - 03:03 AM.


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Posted 21 October 2009 - 03:19 AM

One more thing, nobody can challenge the way Ubuntu shutting down.. It is too damn fast.. I already upgrade my pc to Windows 7 and waiting Karmic to replace my Jaunty ;)


Who cares about the shutdown time - you turn it off then leave

#15 adrynalyne

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Posted 21 October 2009 - 03:56 AM

So true. If I need a quick power down, I use sleep.

Thats considerably quicker than Ubuntu shutdown ;)

#16 shivaram

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Posted 21 October 2009 - 04:42 AM

Ubuntu 9.1 beta using right now, the startup is so much fast, never experienced such fast and shut down is just 5 secs i think. lots of improvements.

#17 zool

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Posted 21 October 2009 - 05:17 AM

@Adrynalyne & hab: Guys!! You need to shutdown for reboot.. Thats mean ubuntu is much more faster than Windows 7.. The whole cycle in OSes =( boot time + startup time + shutdown time )x loop = i think Ubuntu won this part because all the parts are pretty fast compared to Windows.

Adynalyne, you got it wrong there.. Ubuntu shutdown still faster than Windows sleep.. it only took about couple of seconds for me to shutdown..

You need to try it to feel it ;) and don't compared it based on old ubuntu because its different.. Don't say that i'm a ubuntu fan-boy because i'm dual booting with windows 7 now.. i spend more on windows for now because i got some work to do..

#18 adrynalyne

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Posted 21 October 2009 - 06:23 AM

Maybe your machine sucks.

;)

You cannot tell me what I am wrong about when I have actually tried it on my machine. I can close the lid to my laptop and it will be off before I get it into my bag. Quick enough for me.

As for rebooting---I only reboot to install updates. Thats what...once a week?

Big deal.

Edited by adrynalyne, 21 October 2009 - 06:26 AM.


#19 theapu

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Posted 21 October 2009 - 08:48 AM

Ubuntu 9.1 beta using right now, the startup is so much fast, never experienced such fast and shut down is just 5 secs i think. lots of improvements.

yes mate. from 9.04 onwards ubuntu booting has been quiuk. sure it will be much faster in 9.10

But it will never reach any where near windows 7 boot speed.

Edited by theapu, 21 October 2009 - 08:48 AM.


#20 WhistAler

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Posted 21 October 2009 - 11:19 AM

Sadly, never :no:

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