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Vista vs. the Gibbon

ricegf (1059658) writes | more than 6 years ago

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ricegf (1059658) writes "If you had 7 computers running various versions of Windows and Linux, on which machine would you choose to do most of your work? Rupert Goodwins describes his experience thus: 'So here's the funny thing. I've used Windows since 1.0. I've lived through the bad times of Windows/386 and ME, and the good times of NT 3.51 and 2K. I know XP if not backwards, then with a degree of familiarity that only middle-aged co-dependents can afford each other. Then how come I'm so much more at home with Ubuntu than Vista?'"

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Simple... (1)

ultranova (717540) | more than 6 years ago | (#21071759)

If you had 7 computers running various versions of Windows and Linux, on which machine would you choose to do most of your work?

Any Linux. I typically have 15 workspaces (virtual desktops), containing a total of over 100 browser windows displaying various information, eclipse, text editors, Gimp, Inkscape, etc., with FoldingAtHome and a compile or two running on the background, all on a 1GHz machine with a gigabyte of memory and a heavily hand-patched Red Hat Linux 9. This, of course, is not taking into account the wonders of Bash and the power of command pipes.

The only thing I would do in a Windows machine is rendering, since any Vista machine is likely to have a very powerful processor for obvious reasons.

Re:Simple... (1)

JazzyMusicMan (1012801) | more than 6 years ago | (#21081039)

I typically have 15 workspaces (virtual desktops), containing a total of over 100 browser windows displaying various information...
Over 100 browser windows? Damn...I didn't know IE 6 ran on Linux... You know theres this browser called Firefox, has this nifty feature called tabbed browsing ;)

Re:Simple... (1)

ultranova (717540) | more than 6 years ago | (#21082079)

You know theres this browser called Firefox, has this nifty feature called tabbed browsing ;)

You can only fit a few dozen tabs on a single Firefox window before they overflow to the right. That's why you still need multiple browser windows, even on Firefox. Furthermore, the tabs form a flat list, so finding the correct one when there's many open is a pain, while opening multiple windows lets you scatter them to different desktops, giving a nice hiearachy: desktop -> browser window -> tab.

Push this to the front-page! (1)

The Iso (1088207) | more than 6 years ago | (#21071771)

Current events are depressing. We need more Linux-Windows comparisons.
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