Windows vista vs Ubuntu 7.04

Today I post a new comparison of Windows Vista and Ubuntu 7.04, and the applications running on them. It is an updated post if you saw my post on October 20, 2005.

I removed some applications on windows, and replaced them by a cheaper one or free software.

The software listed below is very subjective. You may like this one, doesn’t like other one. You may have other good free software.

Say, Microsoft office, most of the Windows users will use Microsoft Office suite, but not Open Office. Yes, you can use it on it.

 

WINDOWS PLATFORM

LINUX PLATFORM

 

Application name

Market price
(tigerdirect.com, bestbuy.com or vender site)

Application name

OS

Windows Vista Home Basic

199.99

Ubuntu 7.04 i386

Chinese input

Google Pinyin

free

SCIM

Office Suite

Microsoft Office Profession 2007.

499.99

Openoffice.org 2.2.1

Text Editor

UltraEdit 10.0
Jedit

39.95
free

Gedit 2.12.1

Dictionary

Powerword 2007

39.95

StartDict

Ebook Reader

Adobe Reader 8

CHM reader

free

Evince 0.4.0

XCHM

MultiMedia Player

MediaPlayer

Realplyer

(avi, rmvb, xvid, divx, quicktime)

free

Totom, Xine, win32codes

Realplayer

Images Viewer

ACDSee 7.0
Faststone Image View

49.99
free

gThumb 2.10

Photo Editor

PhotoShop CS2 v9.0
Coral Paint Shop Pro

569.99
109.00

Gimp 2.3.18

Compress

WinRAR 3.70

29.00

Nautilus 2.12.1

Internet  

 

 

Emule

Emule 4.8a

free

Amule

Download Tools

FlashGet

free

Download for X v2.5.0

Ftp Client

Filezilla

free

Gftp 2.0.18

BT

BitComet

free

Azureus

IM Tools

 

 

 
 

MSN Messenger

free

GAIM 1.5.0

 

Google Talk

free

GAIM 1.5.0

  

Skype

free

Skype

Email Client

Outlook Express / Thunderbird

free

Evolution

Web Browser

IE / Firefox

free

Firefox

Tools  

 

 

Security suite

Mcafee Internet Security Suite

64.99

unnecessary

DVD/CD Burner

Nero 7 Ultra

79.99

Total Cost of Software

 

1,414.85
1022.91

free

So look, the cost is dropped by 28% compared with my comparison. If you move to Ubuntu 7.04. I trust you can decrease all the software purchase cost.