Windows 7 vs Ubuntu 10.04
Sep 15, 2010, 15:04 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Barry Collins)
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"Is Linux finally ready for the mainstream? Barry Collins pits
Ubuntu against Windows to find out
"Linux's fight to dislodge Windows as the people's desktop
operating system of choice has been a long, sometimes bitter and
ultimately unsuccessful one.
"Despite the bombastic predictions of open-source advocates, and
a short-lived spell as the default netbook operating system, Linux
remains at the very margins of mainstream computing. Even among PC
Pro's technically literate readership, only 4% are running a Linux
OS, according to the visitor stats for this website.
"However, something rather extraordinary is happening in the
Linux world. Amid all the distros that have come and gone over the
years, one finally has the potential, the momentum and the
commercial backing to at least challenge the Windows hegemony.
"Ubuntu 10.04 is the most mature, user-friendly and
feature-packed Linux desktop OS to date."