"During initial evaluation in the Test Center lab, Ubuntu 8.10
scored big in both performance testing and in wireless integration
- - areas where Linux has had some trouble in the past.
"Using the same, custom-built PC test bed loaded with,
alternatively, Ubuntu 8.10 and Windows Vista Business, Ubuntu
proved to be a quicker installation, scored higher in benchmark
testing, managed wireless connectivity easier and booted slightly
faster than Vista. Keep in mind that, less than two years ago,
wireless integration with Ubuntu was pretty weak and non-intuitive
- - especially for Linux newbies - - while Windows XP enjoyed
nearly universal market support. Early results show Ubuntu has
closed the gap dramatically."