[Offtopic] is ubuntu superior?

Roland Gesthuizen rgesthuizen at gmail.com
Thu Jun 11 22:12:42 EST 2009

I have to agree .. version 9.04 is very slick, some reviews even consider it
better or equal to Windows 7. Canonical have gotten very serious about
making a stable computer platform and *nix desktop environments have a lot
going for them. One of my technicians first installed Ubuntu on one of the
library computers then wrote up a page about it. He was blown over by the
slash dot effect and posts that followed. Even today, Daniel is still
getting follow up messages asking how it is done. If you want students to
learn about operating systems, let them build up one from scratch with
Ubuntu. If they need a playground, let them build one inside VirtualBox.

Regards Roland

2009/6/11 Bill Kerr <billkerr at gmail.com>

> When our network manager recently became very enthusiastic about the latest
> Ubuntu <http://www.ubuntu.com/> release (9.04), I asked him to spell it
> out. This is what he said:
> Ubuntu is better than Windows (eg. Vista) as follows:
>    - managing memory
>    - easier to install virtual box, for testing multiple OS environments
>    - managing multiple OS environments, it can run 4 separate sessions
>    without noticeable lag (cf. 2 sessions max with Vista and VMware)
>    - app support out of the box - it just tells you what you need to run
>    an app and then installs it for you
>    - no need to run anti virus software
>    - more stable, it never seems to fully crash (blue screen of death)
>    - if the window does freeze then it has a kill an app feature which
>    works
> --
> Bill Kerr
> http://billkerr2.blogspot.com/

Roland Gesthuizen - ICT Coordinator - Westall Secondary College

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change
the world; indeed it is the only thing that ever has." --Margaret Mead
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