[ubuntu-us-nm] Articles comparing Ubuntu 9.10 to Mac OS X 10.6 and OS X to Windows 7

Kiernan Holland rofthorax at gmail.com
Wed Sep 2 02:15:23 BST 2009

> http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9137182/OS_deathmatch_Snow_Leopard_vs._Windows_7
Let me see, offloading animation onto graphics cards (how?) and what
graphics cards. Interface gives sneak peak of application windows. If the
views are active, that's going to slow down the machine, best if the
thumbnail views are not active. Eye candy, eye candy.. Not mentioned, thin
clients connected to servers, calling it cloud computing.. Note, cloud
computing is more how you can setup a server remotely and have it scale to a
work load than ajax'd mashups or fancy thin client widgets. Basically
nothing has really changed from Windows 7 to Vista, probably less of a pain
to configure. BTW, nobody every talks about the fact that the Apple's are a
closed architecture, that they tend to use all proprietary hardware, and
what you buy is what you are stuck with.. Also Microsoft wants to go in that
direction, if everyone is dependent on Microsoft's technologies, how easy
would it be for them to close the hardware architecture? We need to be
divorced from reliance on them, other than for video games, or we may lose
the right to run linux on a open architecture.   Just notice Microsoft's
behaviour, such as with the difference between Play For Sure DRM versus
Zune's.. The idea was to close out the third parties and have something
closer to the hardware/software monopoly that Apple had with the iPods. If
people are willing to compromise freedom for fancy eye candy, how long
before you have no freedom.
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