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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
October is a big month for computer nerds.
Windows 7 (October 22nd) and Ubuntu 9.10 (October 29th) will both be released.
Two major updates to two of the biggest operating systems around.
But which should you use? Which is the best for your particular needs?
Let’s take a moment and rate them on each area (Photo Organizing, Gaming, etc.).
And, heck, while we’re at it… let’s compare them both with Apple’s latest: MacOS X 10.6 (aka “Snow Leopard”).
Look and Feel
This is a fairly contested topic.
Does it matter what an operating system looks like? Some people say, and with good reason, that it’s far more important how it works and far less important how it looks.
That said: There’s no denying that a good looking system grabs peoples attention. And, a more modern looking system, is likely to be looked upon in a more favorable light.
MacOS X has long been the champion in this regard. Ubuntu 9.10 is, likewise, a great improvement over past Ubuntu releases. If there is one word that has been used to describe Ubuntu it has been “brown” (or “orange”). Ubuntu has never been “ugly”… but it certainly has been in need of a new hair cut.