Leveling the Playing Field
Tech Analysis: Part One: In this multi-part series, DesktopLinux.com columnist and operating system curmudgeon Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols pits Microsoft's latest waresVistaagainst Linux's fair-haired boyUbuntuto see how the pSo, which really is better for the desktop: Vista or Linux? Ive been working with Vista since its beta days, and I started using Linux in the mid-90s. There may be other people who have worked with both more than I have, but there cant be many of them. Along the way, Ive formed a strong opinion: Linux is the better of the two. But, now that Vista is on the brink of becoming widely available, I thought it was time to take a comprehensive look at how the two really compare.
To do this, I decided to take one machine, install both of them on it, and then see what life was like with both operating systems on a completely even playing field.