Ubuntu 11.1 a better bet but…
Always ubuntu surprised its users with new enhancements in each release. 11.10 is also not disappointing , it got lot new features from 11.04 and is loading much fater then all previous versions
Ubuntu 11.1 resembles its earlier version netbook editions and thtz why i thing its loading this faster, it got an application bar on left , like that of windows 7 , this inturn is used as task bar when applications opened, application grouping also incorporated here with in icons
In case of desktop users , all these may bring more, but ubuntu have to work on user interface to attract those who stil love windows.
- The boot time with Ubuntu is quicker than Win
- hardware configuration is almost automatic
- no need of extra drivers
- Open office replaces MS Office ( save money)
- Gimp in place of Photoshop!
- Security is the main highlight, Ubunti is more secure than Windows for no doubt
- No IDE present like VB and .NET
- No good RDBMS to fight against with SQL Server
- No DVD Compatibility by default, we need to install vlc player like software to run DVD
- No mp3 support, again need for VLC or XMMS
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