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Why Ubuntu is great ( and better than Microsoft Windows ) :)



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 11, 2009 9:22 am    Post subject: Why Ubuntu is great ( and better than Microsoft Windows ) :) Reply with quote

Face it ... your PC is getting slower and slower ... your harddisk is doing all sorts of things except helping you ..

Your PC came shipped with Microsoft Windows , but why not try another Operating System?
For free !! ?
Even without any installation ( right out of your CD-rom drive ! ) ?

What is Ubuntu?
http://www.ubuntu.com/products/whatisub...topedition
An operating system, just like windows or leopard. It is linux based but you don't need to do any programming ! You have a desktop and mouse, opening or saving Mictosoft Office documents is no problem at all!


You can download ubuntu over here:
http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu
Burn a CD and reboot your PC
Go for the "Try ubuntu without installation" ( this will take some time to load! )


Why try ubuntu?
Some experiences from ubuntu users:

  1. Cheaper than proprietary OS
  2. Not a resource hog. Older hardware can use it.
  3. It just works! Out of the box.
  4. Can install on many machines without extra licensing fees.
  5. Free support from online community
  6. Yes speed and a small learning curve (if any) when changing from windows to ubuntu are indeed 2 advantages Smile
  7. Easier to manage - one update manager rather than one for each application
  8. Compared to Windows (I don't know OSX) - doesn't get slower over time when you install and remove apps
  9. Secure
  10. Free (as in beer - I don't think the speech bit matter for most people moving)
  11. Free updates
  12. Free drivers, most of your plug and play / USB devices work instantly or require a 30 second automatic install
  13. Open AI, PDF, Mp3, Microsoft office right out of the box..
  14. Less likely to be troubled by Viruses
  15. If it's for personal use there are a lot of interesting things you come across when trawling Synaptic -I dod this every so often just to experience something different.
  16. viruses, spyware, malware, trojans, all these stuff does not exist yet for Linux or not to the degree it exists for windows.
  17. fast boot (version 9.04). really faster than windows.
  18. Runs on old hardware (my father PC is a Pentium III)
  19. Very easy and fast to install. Insert the CD and normally after less than 40 min, you get a running version, even if you have no knowledge of Linux
  20. Read/write of windows (NTFS) partitions
  21. Stable
  22. Import of windows accountinfo on dual boot
  23. Dual boot Smile If you need windows, you can still run both !
  24. Quick and easy install of OS and applications
  25. No programming skills or high pc knowledge needed ( my mother knows how to use ubuntu )
  26. Clear info messages and undo a shutdown action
  27. Softwares for all your needs (mail/surfing but also SW development or web server) And most of them are free (in both meanings)


Read on:
http://www.dell.com/content/topics/segt...&s=dhs

http://www.tuxmagazine.com/node/1000117
http://mydigitalramblings.blogspot.com/...linux.html
http://techplunder.blogspot.com/2007/08...vista.html
http://www.sizlopedia.com/2008/03/29/10...n-windows/
http://cityblogger.com/archives/2007/01...an-windows
http://video.google.nl/videosearch?hl=n...B8QqwQwAw#
http://digg.com/linux_unix/10_Reasons_W..._Microsoft
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=568244
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