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Is Ubuntu Jaunty quick enough to beat Windows 7?

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When Mark Shuttleworth first announced plans for Ubuntu 9.04 his primary objective was to make the operating system boot faster. With a battle with Microsoft’s Windows 7 looming, the speed of startup - and shutdown - of a laptop PC has become a critical battleground. But while Ubuntu developers have been working feverishly to speed up boot times, so too has the Windows 7 team over at Redmond.

Announcing Jaunty, Shuttleworth said: “There are some specific goals that we need to meet in Jaunty,” Shuttleworth said. “One of them is boot time. We want Ubuntu to boot as fast as possible - both in the standard case, and especially when it is being tailored to a specific device.

But beating an older version of Ubuntu in a boot-up is not as important as beating Windows 7 at the same job. Initial reports of Windows 7 on netbooks suggests that Microsoft may still have the lead here.

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Aww come on

How many times does a Linux user have to reboot their machines each day? I dont know about others but my desktop machine been up now for months.

re: Aww come on

So has mine. 128 days 16 hours and change to be exact. It's Windows XP Pro SP3.

Linux fans need to get a new FUD chant - BSOD, numerous reboots, crashing, etc are long gone for the windows crowd.

Like anything technical, it mostly depends on how it's setup and what the user does then on what OS it runs.

Stupid users will always find a way to FUBAR a system, no matter what OS they're using.

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