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Operating System Showdown - Ubuntu Vs. Vista

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By Brian Briggs
For years many have predicted the death of Windows at the hands of Linux.
The latest challenge to Windows comes from Ubuntu. Since everyone has long made up their minds in which operating system to use, we compare these two operating systems on the features that don’t matter. Read on to find out if your favorite wins…

The Names

  • Ubuntu - It’s an African word that means “Humanity for others.” Embraces the spirit of the open source movement, but it’s a bit corny.
  • Vista - It’s what you would see looking through your Windows (or outside if you weren’t wasting time on your computer). Clever.
Vista

Vista 1 - Ubunta 0

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Domain Names

  • Ubuntu.com - Lands you at the home page for the Ubuntu distribution. Choosing a name like Ubuntu means the domain will be available.
  • Vista.com - Takes you to the page for a company that provides “online services for businesses.” That’s what you get for choosing a common word as product name.
Ubuntu Logo

Ubuntu 1 - Vista 1

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Vowel-to-Consonant Ratio

  • UbuntuUbuntu - 50%
  • Vista - 66%
Ubuntu Logo

Ubuntu 2 - Vista 1

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Google Fights

The best two out of three wins…

  • Vista has every driver you will ever need - 1,110,000 results
  • Ubuntu has every driver you will ever need - 554,000 results

For driver support Vista is the clear winner.

  • Vista is Rubbish - 800,000
  • Ubuntu is Rubbish - 208,000
  • I’m in your Vista killing your processes - 958,000
  • I’m in your Ubuntu killing your processes - 254,000

Ubuntu triumphs in security.

Ubuntu Logo

Ubuntu 3 - Vista 1

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Ice Cream Flavor

If the only two flavors left at Ben and Jerry’s were Ubuntu or Vista, which would you eat?

  • VistaUbuntu - With that name, the brown chunks might be zebra droppings. Might not be the best choice.
  • Vista - It’s green and minty fresh. If you can get over the grass clippings, you’ll enjoy it.
Vista Logo

Vista 2 - Ubuntu 3

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Completely Made Up Category

Which operating system needed a completely made up category to give it a victory, so the competition appeared fairer?

  • Advantage: Vista
  • Virtual Coin Flip - Best of 11

The virtual coin flipper was used at random.org. I chose the Swiss Franc 1 to maintain neutrality.

  • UbuntuUbuntu - Heads
  • Vista - Tails

Results: H-T-T-H-T-H-T-H-H-T-H

Ubuntu Logo

Ubuntu 4 - Vista 2

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Conclusions

Ubuntu is the Winner!

Ubuntu beats Vista by a score of 4-2. It looks like Microsoft’s perch at the top might be coming to an end. Ubuntu wins our Technical Award of Excellence.

 

Source: http://www.bbspot.com/News/2007/04/ubuntu-vs-vista.html

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2 Comments

  1. Seb Ospina June 26, 2007

    this competition is not getting at the place where the OS comparisons should go, this looks more like a fashion contest, the outter beauty is compared but an OS isn’t like that. there’s a lot more to beat windows if you go lower, name it user permissions, virus, resources administration, and the list goes on, not to mention linux is free.
    by the way, Ubuntu might look like an awful word (isn’t most of the times awful what isn’t usual for us?); if you give it a chance and wonder about the Ubuntu ideology you’ll find out it holds one of the main concepts of linux “I am what I am because of what we all are”.
    Here’s a good link to start knowing the ideology: http://imdb.com/title/tt0349260/ nice movie with Samuel L Jackson.

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  3. os July 21, 2010

    by the way, Ubuntu might look like an awful word (isn’t most of the times awful what isn’t usual for us?); if you give it a chance and wonder about the Ubuntu ideology you’ll find out it holds one of the main concepts of linux “I am what I am because of what we all are”.

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