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.
Ernest Karlsson, I administer a school computor system as well as teaching.
2007 we decided to migrate from MS Win on all levels, both server and client. After looking at and testing dozens of Linux OS:s I fell for Ubuntu for 2 reasons.
1. Apparent ease of use (apparent because I found out that 7.04 was not that simple to implement due to hardware)
2. Being a South African working in Sweden nostalgia griped me when I saw the word Ubuntu. The meaning of Ubuntu is also the ideology behind the Swedish Folk High School system in which I work.
The first year was a bit of a shambles mainly because of the consultant we chose and hardware problems.
This summer I installed 10.4 through the whole system and am so relieved to be able to work with such a stable system. We still have to use Windows for certain applications due to the kind of courses we have and a central administration system used by all Folk High Schools.
Jerome Bailey, PHP Application Developer
I had just bought a laptop and was experimenting with vista. I had always heard about linux operating systems and even tried the live cd for knoppix but wasnt sure of what to do with it. I wanted to create a partition on the vista hard drive and wasnt able to even with the partition software that came on vista. I heard about gparted, heard it was a linux program, tried it, and it worked! I then installed ubuntu, loved the colors and the speed. I accidentally deleted the vista partition and had problems putting it back on. I then decided to put the ubuntu on full, no windows, and I have not looked back since.
Microsoft gives you windows, linux give you the entire world!!!!!!!!
sealview, DTP, web designer
I was used to use only MS OSes since '96, in 2004 I have opened my small company for web design and hosting, of course, on my hosting server and workstation I have installed WS web edition (2003 back then) and did not suite to my need at all. So I have made a small research on the good old Google and banged to Ubuntu, I have experienced some linux distros till then (Slackware, RH since 6.x and Debian which I loved). So since 2004 I used only Ubuntu Server on my hosting machine.
I can't say the same thing to my workstation because of an alternative to AFlash Professional, even a commercial one.
I love the way Ubuntu suite my needs.
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