Ubuntu Vs. Windows
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: November 13, 2012
Apologies if this has already been posted ad nauseum (and I am sure that it has been.)
I have five computers in my household, one laptop, three ASUS netbooks, and one bleeding-edge CAD system to rule them all.
Five or six months ago, I switched my laptop over to Ubuntu- in a word, a convert was made. Now, three of the five systems in my hone are Ubuntu only.
They run great, when Ubuntu is the only OS- but there's a catch (there's always a catch, isn't there?) The CAD system has to run Win7 to support Solidworks (I got CATIA to run on Ubuntu, but Solidworks is the white whale here, as it is what my employer uses.)
So, the CAD system runs Windows 99.5% of the time. Here's the rub- because I didn't boot that system into Ubuntu for a couple of weeks, the install is now apparently broken- the loading screen hangs for ever, and it just won't boot. I have not had that problem with the native, dedicated installs.
I've not only installed Ubuntu on systems I own- with
Ubuntu 12.10 vs Windows 8 benchmark.
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: November 3, 2012
Ubuntu's drive accesss speeds are faster but Windows 8 boot time is. Is this because of Ubuntu EXT drive format?
Ubuntu V Windows
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: January 20, 2013
I have been using Ubuntu for about 2 years now and it has become my preferred operating system running on one server (music and films 6Tb) and two laptops.
I still use Windows on my media centre computer that drives my home theatre as I like WMC and My Movies also I rip DVD using Any DVD which will only run on Windows.
What I cannot understand is with Windows operating systems you have to de-frag the hard drive to keep it running smoothly but Linux all you need to do is delete the old Kernels after upgrades; so Linux is much easer to maintain can anyone explain to my why you donít need to de-frag Linux?
ubuntu vs. windows
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: August 3, 2012
Most of the threads that are started on most subjects seem to deal mostly on the
technical aspect of computers; ie: how to solve this problem or rectify something else. All of which is very helpful and appreciated, however i wanted to address
something of a more philosophical nature, namely ubuntu versus windows.
As an operating system i like my ubuntu however i am disappointed in that i was
expecting and hoping that ubuntu could replace windows entirely. Unfortunately this
has not proven to be the case, mainly because of the lack of good third party software
that is compatible with a linux system. My experience using wine or crossover to run
windows applications has been frustrating and time wasting. I simply see no alternative but to use a dual boot system, using windows to run windows specific apps. and ubuntu
for everything else. I appreciate your thoughts on this subject.
Slower wireless link rate / speed in Ubuntu vs Windows XP
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: April 26, 2013
On the same system with the same wireless adapter (Intel 5100) in Windows I see up to 300Mbps link rate reported, while in Ubuntu I see a maximum of 150Mbps. Same system, same wireless adapter, same network access point, same location. The only difference is Windows vs Ubuntu.
I'm using the iwlwifi drivers.
The access point is on the 2.4Mhz band with 2T2R, and 40Mhz channel width.
Why is there a difference between Windows and Ubuntu in the link rate, and what can I do to get full use of the wireless adapter in Ubuntu?
Separately, I upgraded a different system (System2) to Ubuntu 13.04, and while that system was getting the 150Mbps max link rate in Ubuntu previously, with 13.04 it only gets about half of that! So, now my System2 only reports a link rate around 65-72Mbps after the upgrade. Why?
Battery Life Ubuntu Vs. Windows
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: January 3, 2009
I've always just accepted that my battery life is pretty crap on my laptop, but I booted windows the other (hasnt been done in about 3 months) and when I usually have about 35 minutes at 40% charge, I had an hour under windows. Does anybody know why this could be?
ubuntu versus windows 7 idle temperature and fanspeed
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: June 15, 2013
i challenge you guys to do some testing. if you have a dual boot machine (ubuntu/w7) i would like to test what is the temperature and the speedfan.
on my machine:
wind 7: around 42C and 2500 rpm (sometimes 0)
ubuntu: around 42C and 3000 rpm (never 0)
Later Edit: it seems that the fanspeed goes down to 2500 rpm after all (on ubuntu) but still never stops!
what do you think?
Ubuntu vs. Windows vs. Mac
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: September 29, 2007
I have seen at lease a few hundred articles on the web; those pro-Windows, anti-Windows, pro-open-source, anti-open source, pro-mac, anti-mac, you get the idea...
I guess the question I have in the back of my head, is why do people not take the leap into an operating system like Ubuntu? There are far too many reasons to list as to why people should make the switch. With a little imagination and a little tweaking, you can do anything + MORE than Windows or Mac can do, PLUS run most of your Windows Games using Wine...
Just wanted to throw that out there and see the responses to this 'social' query...
Windows vs Linux
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: May 15, 2013
Just received a Micro Center flyer in the mail. I carefully looked for computers that had other than Windows or Mac OSes preinstalled. It was pretty pathetic since I found only 1 and that was a Chrome Book.
Windows 8 isn't popular, but M$ has a marketing genius (or a real heavy hand ) since HP & Dell (2 prominent manufactures in the flyer) sell their system with Ubuntu Linux installed.
Arch Linux vs Windows 7
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: April 12, 2011
Every once in a while, I'll look at a Linux distro and get urges to install it. In the past, I've used Ubuntu (both gnome and kde) quite a bit so I think I could handle using Arch Linux from what I've seen. Actually, I've even virtualboxed it and had no problem!
However, I wanted my desktop to remain windows (basically for gaming). But right now I'm on a laptop I use for just about anything. The problem is that while it is my laptop, my girlfriend uses this quite a bit as well. I'm getting super urges to install Arch Linux, but I want to justify that urge to her! A lot of the reason is because I completely optimize and "pimp out" any OS I have, so this Windows is actually super nice looking and quite fast (as fast as windows can get I guess.)
I'm basically wondering what some of you power users think about Arch Linux vs Windows 7 directly. Is there any sort of speed test out there, and what is the compatibility of certain laptop devices that come with it (such as
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