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It Runs on OS X, Now It Runs on Ubuntu... Still No Vista

May 03, 2007, 01:30 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Obviously, the number of early Vista adopters who also need to run Maple is fairly small, but my experience with Maple points to a few problems both with Vista and Linux. While Vista overall works remarkably well and is slick, pretty and polished (if a bit intrusive, just like those Mac vs. PC commercials say), software and driver support still aren't where they should be for the next world-dominating operating system. Similarly, support for 64-bit versions, although better than for XP Pro x64, remains fairly dismal in driverland, despite increasingly common 64-bit processors from both AMD and Intel.

"Ubuntu (and Kubuntu, and Xubuntu), on the other hand, have come a long ways in terms of overall support (still no native Flash player for 64-bit Linux, though, and plenty of other niggles)..."

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