Archive for the ‘Ubuntu vs. Windows’ Category

LinuxMCE vs. Windows Media Center

June 14, 2007

The other day, I had to resurrect an ATI 8500 All-in Wonder for capturing a composite video feed from an old camcorder (pre-digital) and had a thought about trying it out on Ubuntu. This morning I saw a post about LinuxMCE, and this video is rather compelling.  The instructions is states that it requires Ubuntu 6.10 and can only be installed on it : ) Pro-Ubuntu guy!

I’ve got two cards at work – a 128mb 8500 and a 64mb 8500dv – wish me luck – i’ll post my results later on.



Liberated by Ubuntu

June 5, 2007

Liberated by Ubuntu

I found this post on via digg who created this very funny parody of the Designed for Windows XP logo.

I had to post this : )


Infoweek’s Cover: MS vs. Linux

May 24, 2007

Infoweek - MS strongarms Linux

I don’t think we need to explain this recent cover of InformationWeek – Illustration by John Ueland.

Personally, I don’t think Linux has anything to worry about & if Microsoft does try. What comes around goes around.


Keeping score: Ubuntu vs Windows – Round 1

May 17, 2007

Well so far Ubuntu hasn’t been scoring so well when it comes to printing. Actually, all the work I did for the Dell driver is above and beyond what the average joe user is capable of doing. So I’ve decided to try keep things fair and try to keep it as easy as applying K.I.S.S whenever possible in the future. There might be times I will digress from using K.I.S.S., but I’m a geek at heart.

Using a alternative driver isn’t always the best solution since I’m missing out on the features I paid for (the printer), but considering I didn’t have to pay for the OS, it’s a bit of a stalemate.

So printing is way more easier in Windows and is better supported. One point for Microsoft. Theres still plenty of room for Ubuntu to even the score.

Update: I would say that the DVD software evened the score between the two. I originally wrote this the other day – I forgot to post it. Sorry about the out of order sequence – Anyone know how to move the post order around in WordPress?