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Do you want Windows Vista or Windows 7

Windows Vista is delivered with a lot of new PCs and also a lot of Upgrade version are sold in stores.
Do you like this good look Vista or waiting for the next version of Windows?
Someone said the next Windows, Windows 7 will be released in 2010.
For Windows Vista, I think you’d better to wait for the SP1 before purchase it.
Microsoft just released two Vista updates.
One update (KB938979) deals with poor memory management, memory leaks when using Vista’s Energy screen saver, and delays in returning from hibernation or exiting the Photos screen saver. It also fixes file corruption problems when writing to AVI files, synchronizing offline files to servers, and editing image files that use the RAW format.
The second update (KB938194) addresses compatibility and reliability issues, including graphics problems, printers spooler interruptions, screens going blank when external displays are turned off, display driver error messages, and diagnostics problems under heavy usage.
Service Pack 1 is in early testing. So we just need waiting.
For me, I will try to change my direction to Linux.
Is it a good idea?

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.

Windows Vista Ready PC or Windows Vista Premium Ready PC

If you bought a computer last month or you want to buy some one as a Christmas gift to your boy, it must be a Windows Vista Ready PC.
It may has an integrated graphics card, can run Microsoft Office smoothly, and may be OK for some small 2D games.
Do you think it can support most of the advantages of Windows Vista?
The answer is NO.
Almost all PCs sold in the computer stores are Windows Vista Ready PC.
The requirement of Windows Vista Ready PC is “800-MHz CPU, 512 MB of RAM and an integrated graphics processor that can handle Microsoft’s DirectX 9 graphical interface”
It means Microsoft Windows Vista can just run on it.

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