With other popular operating system vendors you need to buy new hardware almost every time you upgrade operating system to a newer version. With Linux, when you upgrade your system, you should expect that it will be working even faster then previous version on the same hardware. Imagine that you can use newest Linux systems even on machines as slow as Pentium 100MhZ. The user experience is of course lower on older computers, but it works!
If you have a look at hardware requirements for software/games that are simultaneously released on Linux and Microsoft Windows, you will see that Linux versions always need less resources to run the same applications.
Linux is secure enough not to need virus scanners running in background. It is an important difference, as antivirus software often consumes lots of machine's resources and slows it down.Oh, and you should be prepared not to see blue screen ever again.
Who is using Ubuntu?
Check out who and why is using Ubuntu Linux. Read the stories below.
Gaurav Galia, Linux Administrator
I am using ubuntu for doing my system administration job.
Along with that I have replaced my home windows XP machine since a long and dont realize why I have used for this much amount of time.
I am really feeling satisfy that I am not paying anymore to anything that I want to do .. even I can do more and more quickly with Ubuntu.
The community is excelent in supporting the newbies as well as professionals to get in to it.
Thanks a lot Canonical for such a wonderfull road ahead.
Angel Mass, Full time dreamer
My first approach to the Ubuntu Operative system was with Ubuntu Feisty Fawn. Just for the fun, I ordered the CDs to be shipped to my home here in Colombia , South America. After a few days I forgot about the whole deal. Much big was my surprise when in matter of like four weeks, the Cds show up at my door lol, I couldnt believe it, the international shipping really works amazingly. I found Ubuntu easy to install and windows friendly, It didnt messed up anything that has to do with windows and anything regarding the files in the hard disks , that was my initial worry. Since then Ive keep Ubuntu and WÂ¡ndows head to head but use much more Ubuntu on a daily basis. I feel Ubuntu still cannot totally replace windows for key things, but is getting there, with gigantic steps. I recommend to give it a try and dont pass this experience!
Steve L., Poor Student
I had been reading all the hype about Ubuntu on Digg.com and finally decided to take the jump in and never looked back.
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