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...
Ubuntu Vs Fedora
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: August 16, 2012
Hi, i would like to ask if someone is able to run ubuntu applications on fedora, and the other way around.
Ubuntu 11.04 vs Fedora 15
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: June 16, 2011
So I'm a long-time Windows user and I haven't really used Linux for my desktop (although I've used it for my personal server). I love Windows but I want to check out either Ubuntu or Fedora and see if I can live without it (After all, free is good)
I hear the main difference in discussion between Fedora 15 and Ubuntu 11.04 is the desktop renderer... Gnome 3 vs Unity. I've read some articles that discuss the differences between the two, but even still I don't really know which one is the best for me.
So for someone coming from Windows 7, can anyone explain which is the "best" choice and why? I prefer objective reasons over subjective, if possible. I'll list a couple of things I do/use in Windows so you can maybe compare which distribution is best suited for me:
Browser: Google Chrome (beta channel). I assume Chrome for Linux is exactly the same as windows in terms of functionality.For version control, I use SVN... and TortoiseSVN with it. There is no TortoiseSVN for L
Ubuntu vs Fedora vs OpenSUSE
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: February 2, 2010
I know it is a Ubuntu Forum. I also know that folks in this forum love Ubuntu. Though Ubuntu is the most popular, Fedora and OpenSUSE is still "second" populars out there. I am wondering what will be your opinion about these three distros? How do you compare these three distros? Such as; which one is more easier, more beautiful, more stable, what are the pros and cons etc?
I've not tested anything other than Ubuntu and Mint. So I really wondering how much Fedora and OpenSUSE differ from Ubuntu? That's why I wanted to know your opinions guys.
Ubuntu VS Ubuntu Server VS Fedora VS Suse
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: January 2, 2009
Hello every one
I am setting up a webserver, I am paying a lot of money to host my website, it is only a personal website with some videos. I did some research but realized how sophisticated and hard setting up a server could be.
I am torn between Ubuntu, Suse and Fedora. I heard many good things about Ubuntu but not sure what is the difference between Ubuntu and Ubuntu Server.
I read online that Suse is not the best OS for running a server, and I am not familiar with Fedora.
For some reason I am with Ubuntu, but it is just my guts so I need a more accurate answer.
I am a bit confused, I really want to learn one of these OS but not sure were to start and not sure which one is better for my web server.
I appreciate any help
Thank in advance
CentOS, Fedora, or Ubuntu for server. Which is best?
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: May 20, 2008
The title sums it up. And, posting this on an Ubuntu forum, I know beforehand that the answers might be a little biased.
But the gist of it is that I may soon need to set up and periodically administer a box that will be used for subversion, among other things. I've been using Ubuntu since Feisty on might desktop and have loved it overall. My first instinct is to go ahead and load Hardy LTS on the new server, but then again Fedora seems to be the go-to distro for servers.
I realize that Canonical is working hard to make Ubuntu a server household name in its own right with some already evident success, but I know Fedora supposedly has a history of being a strong server platform, and nearly every server I've seen in the past is usually running some form of Red Hat-inspired software.
Come to think of it, I had forgotten about CentOS. How does that stack up?
I haven't really administered a server of any kind before, so I'd appreciate honest assessments of each distr
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