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DesktopLinux: A Vista vs. Linux Matchup--Part 4: Software Wars--Bundled Apps

Feb 22, 2007, 16:00 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

[ Thanks to An Anonymous Reader for this link. ]

"To get you up to speed, here's where we are in my evaluation of Vista vs. Ubuntu/MEPIS Linux. When we left off, I had the system up and running in a dual-boot environment.

"In the last episode, the question was how each operating system would work, or not, with the hardware on my HP Pavilion Media Center TV m7360n PC. The answer was that neither OS worked perfectly with the computer, but Ubuntu/MEPIS--yes, the Linux system--actually worked better with the PC than did Vista. In no small part, that was because Vista's built-in DRM (digital rights management) gets in the way of viewing or listening to high-quality video or music..."

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