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Windows 7: Ubuntu 10.04 beta 2 ready for download

10 Apr 2010   #11
joel406

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/x86 Windows 7 Pro x64/x86 Windows 7 Home Premium x64/x86
 
 

Hi Lomai

Mission critical?

If you mean life or death? Probably not. I would feel uncomfortable leaving a system of any kind in that situation.

Thats just me.

Hospitals on the other hand seem to trust MS for their monitoring systems. And those are mostly XP and 2003 base systems. Not Linux or Macs.

Macs are pretty much a over priced joke.

Linux is at least interesting.

But thats about it.
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10 Apr 2010   #12
Lomai

Win7 HP (x64)/Win7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

FWIW, I do like windows - for gaming etc. But there's a whole world out there that we, desktop junkies, are not privy to.
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10 Apr 2010   #13
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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Sorry...Linux just dosent insight as much excitement as it used to.
Well, coupled with the fact that it's a new release every 6 months as opposed to every 3 years or more...the releases do tend to be a little less exciting.

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With windows 7 such a massive hit, who needs it?
I'm not sure that Windows 7 has had any impact on my desire to run Linux machines. Windows 7 was certainly nice out of the gate and a better performing system than Vista was out of the gate...but Vista wasn't all that bad after some service packs and many people still want to cling to Windows XP. Windows is Windows to me. It's for the general masses. I never really got to a point where I recommended Linux or installed it on the average joe's computer because Vista wasn't good enough for them.

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Sure its a great "free" OS for servers. But I would run server 08 over it first.
If your primary level of experience is with Windows, I would expect nothing less.

However, as a seasoned Admin with many years experience with both, it's going to come down to which fits the need the best. To me, it's absurd to spend money on Windows licensing to run a website on Windows that would run perfectly fine under Apache or Tomcat. A dedicated machine that's hosting an FTP server is a great Linux fit...again no sense paying for a Microsoft license to run this type of server. If you work for a company that runs their own external DNS servers....why not run BIND like the rest of the world does.

One thing that I find fastastic about Linux servers is the ease of setting them up. While many Windows users are terrified of the command line...the ability to completely set a box up with a dozen or so commands and a few file copies is worth it's weight in gold.

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Linux is pretty much dead.
Not for me. I've got tons of servers at work running Linux. And I've machines at home running it as well. As much as I like Windows 7...I don't want to pay $100+ for a copy for each of my machines. My kids are perfectly content surfing the web from a Linux machine and I'm happy because they dont' usually screw up the box and are just about impervious to viruses, spyware, malware, etc.
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10 Apr 2010   #14
joel406

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/x86 Windows 7 Pro x64/x86 Windows 7 Home Premium x64/x86
 
 

Like I said pparks1 Linux is big in the server market. But Windows has been gaining since 2003.

Windows just makes computing easier and with their new found stability it will start making its way into areas that it was previously locked out of.

Still this tread is losing its point.

A new version of Linux is about to launch.

My point was...

This is the windows 7 forums.

And windows 7 was my idea.
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10 Apr 2010   #15
Lomai

Win7 HP (x64)/Win7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

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10 Apr 2010   #16
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

I could definitely add a few things here like a contrast between the previous ubuntu 9.10 and 7 for one. Windows 7 vs. Ubuntu 9.10 - Strengths and weaknesses

And then there are times when Windows simply won't run for some reason and you just happen to need some important file maybe for work or school still on your drive? Or perhaps you have decided to reformat the drive due to too many problems with an installation but don't want to lose any files? Using the "Other OS" For a USB Rescue Device?

Small live distros like ubuntu, more recent releases of Puppy Linux like 4.21, and now considerably larger a bootable dvd-r with Knoppix can serve as a live rescue OS and still have a purpose. Linux won't be dead anytime soon simply not the main OS most will choose.
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10 Apr 2010   #17
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by joel406 View Post
My point was...

This is the windows 7 forums.

And windows 7 was my idea.
Yes, and as technical people who want to know as much as we can about Windows 7...we absolutely owe it to ourselves to use and discuss the competition as well to understand what else it out there.
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10 Apr 2010   #18
ThePizzaMan

Windows 7 Ulitimate Beta 32 Bit, Windows Vista 32 Bit, Ubuntu 9.10 32 Bit
 
 

linux will never die..... as long as there are poeple who want a windows alternative they will get linux, even with windows seven being a hit.
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10 Apr 2010   #19
hogmemberisold

Win 7 64-bit Pro
 
 

Linux is looking ready for mainstream users -- Government Computer News
Linux may be making an inroad, albeit slow...

Thanks for the information, I'm updating my Ubuntu install as I post!
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10 Apr 2010   #20
Lomai

Win7 HP (x64)/Win7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hogmemberisold View Post

Thanks for the information, I'm updating my Ubuntu install as I post!

Yes, Crispy, sorry for taking the thread off-topic. Thanks for the information and regards.
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