Tech Analysis: Part Three: At the conclusion of Part 2, our fearless curmudgeon had just finished configuring his test system to dual-boot Vista Ultimate and SimplyMEPIS 6.01, an Ubuntu-based Linux distribution with a KDE desktop. (DesktopLinux)Editors Note: If you missed the earlier parts of the series, read them here: Part One and Part Two. When last we left my exploration of Vista vs. Ubuntu/MEPIS Linux, I had the system up and running in a dual-boot environment. Now, came the interesting part: seeing how each operating system would work, or not, with the hardware on my HP Pavilion Media Center TV m7360n PC.
When it was first built, in early 2006, this was a high-end system. Today, in early 2007, its still a powerful system; but, its in no way, shape, or form a cutting-edge PC. In other words, neither Vista nor MEPIS should have too much trouble with the hardware. Right?