Thanks Meter 13
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Tulsa, Oklahoma
Windows V Linux
There is a lot of populous opinion being regurgitated here. I have to agree though that on older hardware Linux has a better chance of performing well but just like any OS if you want it to feel snappy you wont be able to load it with all of the bells and whistles that a new machine will support.
Beyond that I've done some evaluations between Windows and Linux, Ubuntu specifically. Using a couple of models of laptop ranging from 1-3 years old Windows 7 booted faster and consistently ran better/faster than the same pc on linux. We ran the test as side by side comparisons then switch OS's and reran the test.
These were all default installs with only drivers or applications being tested added where necessary.
Overall Windows required fewer clicks and less time to perform the tasks being tested. The only area where Ubuntu was a clear winner wan in a simpler install and setup process than windows. After that it either tied or lost to windows.
We didn't include cost or time to train in our evaluation.
HTC: Blue Angel(SX66), Wizard, Hermes,Kaiser (Tilt), Rhodium (Tilt2),HD2,Inspire 4G, Desire Z NAM, HTC Flyer (WiFi), Evo Shift
Samsung: Captivate, Infuse, GS2, Focus, Focus Flash
Nokia: N8, Lumia 900 (Current Daily Driver & Fantastic phone)
If it jams force it, if it breaks it needed to be replaced anyway.