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.
Nicholas Nassar, Computer Programming
I was on my Vista Laptop and for no reason at all,CRASH.It crashed out of no where.I turned off the laptop and I turned it back on.After the Vista Start Screen I had a black screen and the laptop was still on.I got one of my Ubuntu Install CDS And I started it up. I got my wireless working after a few days. Now I have a very fast computer with no crashing.
Narayana Moorthy, Retired Mining Engineer.
My problem with UBUNTU earlier versions was partitioning and accessing network. Now with a Wubi installation, I run a duel boot with
vista Ultimate 64 bit and Ubuntu 8.04 AMD 64. The driver support is amazing and all my peripherals work without myself having to do anything about it. This is just great and though I have no problems with Vista Ultimate as well, Ubuntu definitely is faster and is the preferred OS for the family.
Thanks for the team that put such a hard work in bringing out this excellent version.
I finally made the switch to Linux about a month ago and haven't looked back! Having used windows for years I got fed up with the sluggish performance, BSODs and security holes..there had to be a better way. Buying a new laptop recently with Vista preinstalled was the last straw. Why buy a new laptop with a new operating system with the end result that it runs slower than the pc you are replacing!! Off went Vista and on came Ubuntu! Ironic, that thanks to Vista, more and more people will be trying Linux!!
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