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Windows 7: Ubuntu or Windows 7

28 Sep 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 
Ubuntu or Windows 7

Hi all,

Heard Ubuntu is faster then Windows 7.Anyone using here dual boot Ubuntu and Windows 7.Pls share experience here.

TQVM


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28 Sep 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Hi, saf79,

I'm not sure about speed but Win 7 is definitely ahead in usability and versatility, especially for the apps I run.

I was running XP and Ubunto 10.04. I went back and forth between the Gnome and KDE Desktops before finally settling on KDE.

Then I partitioned out for a Win 7 install. I no longer use Ubuntu and have allocated the partition to Win 7. I'm just about done de-allocating the XP partition as I'm down to a 54 GB partition with XP currently.

I liked Ubuntu, a lot. But once I installed Win 7 I found myself rarely using it. XP is only still partitioned out as a last resort back up (I skipped over Vista).
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28 Sep 2010   #3

W7 X-64 W8.1 X-64 Opensuse 13.1 W2003 Server
 
 

Hi there
you might get a better answer on LinuxQuestions.org

While there are people on Windows 7 Forums using Linux I'd imagine the majority are using Windows most of the time.

A 'Nix forum might give you a better overview.

Cheers
jimbo
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28 Sep 2010   #4

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Win 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Try running Ubuntu from the live CD. It'll give you a chance to evaluate it without having it permanently installed on your machine. If you like it you can use the same CD to install it.
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28 Sep 2010   #5

 

it deppens for what you are using your PC. there is no clear winner evry has its strong and weak points. you have to decide for your self what you want.
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28 Sep 2010   #6

openSUSE 13.1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Hi there
you might get a better answer on LinuxQuestions.org

While there are people on Windows 7 Forums using Linux I'd imagine the majority are using Windows most of the time.

A 'Nix forum might give you a better overview.

Cheers
jimbo

I think the same will apply there ie The majority will use Linux and you won't get a balanced opinion on Windows 7.

I use both and TBH the answer depends on what you want to get out of your computing:

You can get nearly anything you need on an open source platform for free/ But be prepared to do some homework beforhand.

Linux drivers are getting better - but kiss goodbye to Plug and Play.

Gamming....maybe not on Linux but support and work rounds improving.

Linux faster than Windows 7 on boot to using internet yes.
Linux attacked by viruses so the need for resource hungry AV programmes...No
Linux O/S more secure - Most definitley..As stable as Windows 7 no.

Windows 7 is probably the best general user experience, Homegroup, Driver support etc..and for the everyday user who just wants to plug it in and it works..Windows 7 is the best out there. Obviously the proprietary market is geared to the needs of MS and the EULA that ties you down, but you get the support and not have to google a 100 threads to find solutions to issues.

But if you want more controll over your O/S and are prepared to learn how to use terminal..then sudo apt-get install Ubuntu!!

Big strides are being taken in the Linux world to make it more user friendly and with the release of Ubuntu Netbook remix (10 times better than Windows 7 basic) and things like Edubuntu for children/ schools it really is an area to watch.

Why not D/L ubuntu live CD and try it. No need to install it will run off the CD.
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28 Sep 2010   #7

 

Most linux applications require less system resources than the windows equivalent, and Ubuntu itself has much lower system requirements.. so yes, Ubuntu is faster than Windows 7, on all common applications. Ubuntu requires a higher level of technical skill, however, and most of the protection built into windows, (mainly to protect the OS from inept users) doesn't exist in Ubuntu.. so it's a lot easier to end up with broken system. If you want to try it, make a bootable USB stick using a live ISO.. A simple, two step method for doing that can be found here.. portable operating system
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28 Sep 2010   #8

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marsmimar View Post
Try running Ubuntu from the live CD. It'll give you a chance to evaluate it without having it permanently installed on your machine. If you like it you can use the same CD to install it.
this won't help in determining if it's a fast os (which is what the op wants to know), as everything has to run off the disc, which is really slooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooow.

much better to stick it on and run it off a usb thumb drive, and make sure your bios lets you boot from it.

plus it's difficult to measure the relative performances of the two os's. what sort of apps do you run?
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28 Sep 2010   #9

Window's 7 Home Premium 32 Bit
 
 

Windows seven In terms of reliability and support, Ubuntu If you want your system to break all the time and If you choose the latter I sure hope you know what your doing.
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28 Sep 2010   #10

openSUSE 13.1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by royal tyrant View Post
Windows seven In terms of reliability and support, Ubuntu If you want your system to break all the time and If you choose the latter I sure hope you know what your doing.

Sorry but that's just rubbish!!

Look at all the threads on here about BSOD and such in Windows 7.
Have you even tried Ubuntu etal...or you tried it, hit the first 'problem' and went back to windows??

Truth is neither is perfect i've blue screened my Windows 7 install and spent ages fixing it, whereas my 64 bit Ubuntu just goes on without any issues whatsoever.

But I agree you have to have a bit more understanding of what you are doing with a Linux install.

Anyway getting off topic... Yes Linux is lighter and in the majority of cases faster.
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