Windows 7 vs Linux: Can there be a game now?By Angsuman Chakraborty, Gaea News Network
Monday, June 1, 2009
People are saying that perhaps Microsoft has done things right for the first time in many years. Reason? Windows 7. Despite having seen different operating systems being launched every year, we don’t recall any Windows, Linux or Mac OS has had such popularity even before being launched, so many communities dedicated to the breaking news of a yet to be an official product and uncountable positives coming out in form of Microsoft’s relatively liberal approach and reviews of tech pundits. So what exactly does this signify? To be fair, Windows 7 deserves much of its credits because it really has proved to be far superior than the previous version of half baked Windows Vista. But the question is, will it affect the Linux community?
The Linux distros and admirers have made difference in mainly three areas:
- Maximum use of all the resources (memory and physical space)
- Have kept security tightened with no virus and no considerable security loophole
- open source.
While the third one is impossible, Windows 7 challenges Linux in the other two. Though being heavily featured and having awesome graphics, Windows 7 uses CPU negligibly, quite an improvement from Windows Vista and even Windows XP.
The security of Windows 7 is something that is significantly superior. We have already written a detailed article on it. And if you look at it, it sure doesn’t look Microsoft’s work, no?
So with two of the primary issues taken care of partially, will Linux community fear now about Windows 7 giving a tough time to the upcoming Linux Distros? We will have to wait and watch but sure you are entitled to agree/ disagree and leave your comment here. Here is a resourceful article from Information week about the same.
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