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    Ubuntu vs windows vs mac ..? which one do you prefer?

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    No comparison. Windows of course.

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    windows, of course!

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    I tried Ubuntu for a while and preferred it over windows it is far more intuitive and quicker, but so many of the apps I regularly use are windows based and some would not work in Ubuntu so had to return to windows. Having said that I am liking windows 8 very much it has taken up the slack and is a big improvement.

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    Windows & Mac

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    Ubuntu is fully customizable, less susceptible to viruses, security holes and being controlled remotely.

    For Joe Average user Ubuntu does almost everything Windows or Mac OSX can do. For professional/corporate users Ubuntu and Linux generally will fall short of the mark.

    For professional/corporate users, Windows apps like Outlook are essential. To efficiently organize and schedule a PIM is a must. Evolution and KDE are good, but fails in comparison.

    Windows versions of programs such as KeePass, TrueCrypt are better than what Linux offers. Notepad++ is the best editor that Windows supports, but the Linux based text editors are superior.

    Document scan support in Linux is shotty at best. Windows here again is the Bee`s Knee`s.

    Lack of multi monitor support, no support for smooth scanner are problems for the Linux professional trying manage a paperless office.

    All three OS`s have their good and bad points, which one is best? Depends on what your needs are and your personal preference.

    My preference is to dual boot Ubuntu and Windows 7. If I had to choose only one, give me Win7 for the versatility, I like games, plus I hit a couple IE Only sites daily.


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    Windows & Linux Mint/Ubuntu.

    Although deadzoo's post does have merit, we all use Linux daily, if only indirectly. Those boot disks that we have to burn to restore backups & do disk partitioning are Linux based ones. One can create a Win PE disk, but it takes a lot of work to do so.

    Also, many of our world's essential services runs on Linux software. NASA, NYSE, Dept of Defense, many other branches of the Federal Government, as well as local banks, ATM's & many other services that we access daily, uses Linux OS's/Servers.

    Ubuntu 12.04 LTS looks very promising. For starters, this was the 1st Linux OS where I could turn on my printer, & it configured itself, w/o any input on my part. On all others, I had to use the terminal (command line) to install/configure it. And one no longer has to wait until the next release to get the latest Firefox, the Update Manager does this for you.

    Fortunately, I can afford Windows 8, once it's released. But if not, Ubuntu 12.04 is an excellent second option. Very secure, & usually one doesn't need to install drivers. Linux finds these for you. Even running the Live CD, it can configure a network & connect.

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    Thanks for this info catilley1092, I`ll look at 12.04 with a little more enthusiasm. I`m running 10.04 now mainly for it`s Nvidia graphics support.
    In the past my biggest gripes with Linux was the audio issues and the many, many, many hours Iv`e invested and still investing in learning how to configure networks. The past couple days Iv`e been racking my brain trying to make sense of why my network crashes every time I start up Virtualbox, when previously it was all working great.
    I have come to terms with the fact I`m not smart enough for Linux to be my only or even my primary OS, but it`s addicting and I have a Linux monkey on my back.


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    IMO (Emphasised!) Linus is most definitely no more secure than Windows. But what respectable(?) hacker would get any joy or satisfation on hacking into an oprn source program?
    Whilst Linux distributions remain free, software developers, alwasy on the look out for the better profit, are not enthused at the prospect at doing something for nothing. There is more profit in decent progam writing for Windowe than for Linux.
    The essential services, for the moment, run on linux, mainly becuase of the low demands on resources. This same low resources issue, mainly due to its own lack of readily available and running drivers and services, is the same issue that prevents it running more sophistcicated programs and games, as referred to in the previous posts. Windows 8, with it's new approach to loading such services, is likely to compete heavily with that advantage.
    Windows editors? Not a great priority. Notepad, or, one step up, Wordpad does it for me. If I want something more advanced then I turn to Word (paid for) or Open Office (Free)

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    Quote Originally Posted by deadzoo View Post
    Thanks for this info catilley1092, I`ll look at 12.04 with a little more enthusiasm. I`m running 10.04 now mainly for it`s Nvidia graphics support.
    In the past my biggest gripes with Linux was the audio issues and the many, many, many hours Iv`e invested and still investing in learning how to configure networks. The past couple days Iv`e been racking my brain trying to make sense of why my network crashes every time I start up Virtualbox, when previously it was all working great.
    I have come to terms with the fact I`m not smart enough for Linux to be my only or even my primary OS, but it`s addicting and I have a Linux monkey on my back.


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    deadzoo, hopefully 12.04 will serve you better, 10.04 is an old one. But the last 11 was terrible, so was Mint 12, which is based upon it.

    Like with Windows 8 CP, the last Ubuntu 11 version also delivered a new interface (GNOME 3), & was a little buggy IMO. 12.04 LTS has ironed out some of the wrinkles. Mint 13 LTS will probably be released in late June/early July.

    Yes, Linux can be very addicting, & some of their OS's are great to use. Once one starts to get their feet wet in the terminal (the command line) the user has more control over the OS. The more control the user has, the better. If it really came down to it, if my only choices for an OS were XP or the latest Ubuntu, I'd go with Ubuntu (or Mint).

    The security is configurable on Linux OS's also, & more vendors are selling licenses to run their product on them. ESET has a Linux version, AVG will soon have one.

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