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Windows 7 Is Superior to OS X, Linux, and to All Platforms

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Windows 7 is superior to Apple’s Mac OS X, the open source Linux and to all operating systems on the market, noted Kevin Turner, Microsoft Chief Operating Officer during the company’s Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) 2010. Undoubtedly, Windows 7 has seen unprecedented success in terms of adoption and customer satisfaction. To this day, almost nine months after the operating system hit store shelves, Microsoft continues to sell some 7 copies of Windows 7 every second, having passed the 150 million sold licenses a while back.

Speaking to Microsoft partners, Turner underlined that the success of Windows 7 can be explained not only through the quality of the OS over previous Windows releases, but also in comparison to rival products. But it’s not to be expected of Apple and Linux users to take Turner’s statement at heart.

“We have a very unique opportunity, ladies and gentlemen, to really get in and utilize the incredible momentum we have with Windows 7, the highest quality product we ever put out, the most superior PC operating system on the planet by a margin. No question, and I'll show you some share numbers (…) that will rock your world.

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Windows vs Linux

techgoo.net: The battle between Windows and Linux is infinite. The vast majority of the world still use Microsoft Windows as their operating system. This is because application developers and regular users have became familiar with the interface that MS Windows uses.

But what about Linux? Linux was never close to the popularity that Windows had. Linux was portrayed as a complex OS that regular, non-nerd, users will not be able to use. I must say it has done well for itself. Most of the distributions (distros) are now user friendly and extremely easy to use. Take Ubuntu for example. It comes with a pre-packed set of applications and drivers to save you the hassle of downloading and installing all of them.

Lets try and compare some aspects of the two operating systems.

Can Windows kill the Internet?

blogs.computerworld.com: I've long thought that someday Windows security problems could end up fouling up the Internet for everyone. That day may be arriving.

That's not just me being paranoid about Windows. That's the ISC (Internet Storm Center), the group that tracks the overall health of the Internet, wondering whether the newly discovered 'LNK" exploit might be used to slam the brakes on the Internet's high-speed traffic.

According to Lenny Zeltser, an ISC security consultant, the ISC has "decided to raise the Infocon level to Yellow to increase awareness of the recent LNK vulnerabilityand to help preempt a major issue resulting from its exploitation. Although we have not observed the vulnerability exploited beyond the original targeted attacks, we believe wide-scale exploitation is only a matter of time. The proof-of-concept exploit is publicly available, and the issue is not easy to fix until Microsoft issues a patch. Furthermore, anti-virus tools' ability to detect generic versions of the exploit have not been very effective so far."

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Has Win7 Won?

ostatic.com/blog: It has now been about nine months since Microsoft's Windows 7 operating system arrived, and, without a doubt, it has been a success. Arriving in the wake of Windows Vista--which turned into a nightmare for Microsoft after it had to take engineers off of the core Vista team to sic them on security problems--it reversed many people's perception that Microsoft can't deliver a solid OS.

Indeed, I use Windows 7, the Mac OS, and Linux, and Windows 7 is competitive. Now, though, Microsoft is touting Windows 7 as "better" than competitors. The fact is, in some ways it is, and in some ways it isn't.

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