Browser Performances Ubuntu 12.10 vs Windows 7
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: January 6, 2013
I've just completed a dual boot installation of Ubuntu 12.10 on my Windows 7 machine. Its an old machine and its currently spec'd as follows:
AMD Phenom X4 965
12GB DD3 RAM
1.5 tb hd 7200 rpm
Radeon HD4870 graphics card (Gallium RV770 driver)
I've ran tests using Microsofts testdrive site:
I've used this bubbles one plus a couple of other ones that shows FPS.
I've ran tests using the following browsers:
Opera 12.x (with hardware acceleration set to 1)
When on Windows 7 (SP1), I get about 40 - 60 FPS for each of the browsers.
However on Ubuntu 12, its totally different. I get something like:
Firefox = 3 - 6 FPS
Opera = 10 - 15 FPS
Chrome = 30 - 35 FPS
Anyone know why these browsers are significantly slower on Ubuntu?
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?
Installing Ubuntu 12.04 with Windows installer
location: linux.com - date: September 23, 2012
I recently discovered a different way to install Ubuntu desktops through the windows Ubuntu installer. It worked for the latest version... no need for iso disk or usb stick. Of course you must have Windows installed on your computer... below is the link.
Some may have already heard about this, but as usual I am late in learning.
Font rendering in Firefox: Ubuntu 10.04 vs Windows 7
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: July 13, 2010
I'm trying to tune up the font rendering in Ubuntu & Firefox 3.6, to look the same as in Windows 7 and Firefox 3.6.
Windows 7 settings: all default
Ubuntu 10.04 settings: Smoothing-Greyscale, Hinting-Slight, Subpixel order-RGB, fonts in Firefox settings Times New Roman, Arial, Courier New
As you can see, fonts in Ubuntu look unsharp and too much bold (for my taste).
I also tried other combinations in Ubuntu font settings, as well as manual settings in ~/.fonts.conf file, but it didn't give better results than examples above.
Did anyone manage to get font rendering in Ubuntu to be the same as in Windows? How? Screenshot please!
I spent two days and I didn't manage to get result that comes out-of-the-box in Windows.
LXer: Ubuntu 8.04 vs. Windows Vista Power Usage
location: linuxquestions.com - date: April 25, 2008
Published at LXer:
In Q4'07 we had looked at Ubuntu's power consumption with all of their Linux releases going back to Ubuntu 5.04. While Linux has improved in recent years when it comes to power efficiency and optimizations, more processes running on the desktop had canceled out any real power improvements. Following that article was a look at power consumption between Windows and Linux. We had used an old desktop system in that comparison and Ubuntu 7.10 was consuming the most power while idling but Fedora 8 Test 3 had consumed the least amount of power and had beat out both Windows XP and Vista. While using the desktop, however, both versions of Windows had consumed less power than Fedora and Ubuntu. With Ubuntu 8.04 LTS now available, we have decided to run another simple power comparison. This time we are using a Lenovo ThinkPad notebook and an AMD server as we see whether Ubuntu Hardy Heron or Microsoft Windows Vista consumes less power.
Ubuntu 8.04 vs. Windows Vista SP1
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: October 10, 2008
Well, I'll throw my two cents in regarding Ubuntu.
I discovered Ubuntu waaay back during the version 6 days. At the time, my laptop was running Windows XP SP1. I decided to repartition my meager 30gb hard drive and install Ubuntu on the new partition. I played with it for a little while, but didn't really understand how Gnome worked, where my control panel was, how to connect to the Internet (turns out I couldn't), etc. At some point, my MBR got corrupted and instead of trying to rebuild it (this was before I discovered all sorts of nifty rescue utilities), I reinstalled XP. No backups. Live and learn.
Since then I've tried a lot of different distros, nearly all on live CDs (except for PCLinuxOS, which I installed on an external USB HDD and was using it just fine until the HDD went belly-up - and I couldn't do wi-fi on PCLOS, either).
I ultimately purchased an Acer Aspire 4520 laptop with a 64-bit processor, and was itching to run it to its fullest, but it only came with Windo
Ubuntu 11.04 vs windows 7
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: May 26, 2011
guys share your thoughts what is the best for you by using Ubuntu 11.04 vs windows 7?
Ubuntu 10.04 vs Windows XP
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: October 7, 2010
On my computer:
CPU: 2.80Ghz Hyper-Threading support
I have a dual OS setup, Ubuntu 10.04 and Windows XP.
Using Chromium 6.0.472.62 on both OSs, I have noticed a huge difference between flash video playback on all sites. On Windows XP, playing back 480p video is very very smooth, and 720p is smooth enough to watch. However, on Ubuntu, 360p is as smooth as 720p on Windows XP, and 420p is unwatchable on Ubuntu.
Why is this happening?
Comparing speeds on Ubuntu 8.04 vs. Windows XP
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: July 5, 2008
I was confronted by a windows XP user who informed me that Windows works faster than Linux. I have tested two similar Dell XPS m1330, one with Ubuntu and another with Windows to see how they compared when it came to speed.
-Firefox Web Page Loading Time: Same
-Flash Web Page Resources:
XP Memory: 65MB
Linux Memory: 45MB
XP CPU: 16%
Linux CPU: 9%
-Wifi signal strength: Same
-File copy speed (7GB):
NTFS -> NTFS: 5 Min
ext3 -> ext3: 8 min
-Firefox Load Time: XP is a millisecond faster
-Full Geekbench Benchmark results:
-All I have to say:
Installing Ubuntu 12.04 alongside Windows 7
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: June 23, 2012
Hello everyone. I'm new to the world of Linux. Today I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my laptop which already had Windows 7 on it. While installing I selected the install alongside Windows 7 option as I wasn't sure about using the "something else" option. After that, I didn't get any option to select which partition to use for the installation. After the installation was complete, I logged into windows and checked the partitions. The windows partition seems to be left untouched. But there is one new 1.91 GB primary partition.
So seniors, how does it work? Is it alright? Will the 1.91 GB partition be extended when I install new programs? Sorry for the dumb question. I'd really appreciate it if you took the time to throw some light on it.
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