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.
Larry Weeks, I am a computer tech/support specialist
I have been using and fixing windows for over 20 years all to no avail -- it still crashes and locks up, I have been using Ubuntu linux for 2 years, and have taught it to myself to the point that I prefer it over anything else. It allows me to use multiple programs at the same time with little or no loss of speed, no crashes and no lockups. I have downloaded so many programs that I thought at first that I would have caused errors in the system, but nothing happened and my machine runs fast and true. I wouldn't change it if someone held a gun to my head, I get more done in way less time.
MysteryFCM, Nothing atm ..... got a broken arm/hand
I've been playing with Linux and Ubuntu on and off for a few years, and for now at least, constsantly come back to Windows as I find it a little too frustrating (well, that and I miss Outlook, along with the various programs and browser extensions I've written for Avant).
I've documented alot of my experiences both on forums, and in my old newsletter (I'll not link to them - just search for "MysteryFCM + Linux" ;o)), but more recently, I installed Ubuntu using Wubi, and whilst I don't use it often, it does give me the chance to play with it without having to load the live CD (pretty important considering my lappys CD drive is dead), and so far, thanks to help from Scotts Newsletter forums, I've been able to solve a couple issues, so may be moving it to a more permanent partition.
Siddharth Fadnis, Applications Developer, ScrumMaster
This was when I was in UK working for a client, and my brother came visiting me. He studies at IIT Bombay India, and was using Ubuntu since quite some time. He taught me all about it, and installed it as fun on my laptop. It was a breezy experience, I could not imagine an OS could install within 20 mins. Since then I have never looked back. Have majored from Wubi to a full Ubuntu installation. And there is never a moment I need to go back to Windows.
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