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Windows 8 vs Ubuntu: battle of the operating systems

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When Windows 8 is released on 26 October, it will be the third straight time a major Windows version is launched close to the release of arguably the world's most popular Linux distro - Ubuntu.

Ubuntu and Canonical have come a long way since their 7.04 Feisty Fawn release, which followed Microsoft's Windows Vista.

Back then, Canonical failed to capitalise on Vista's universal rejection by its users. If reviews of the Windows 8 Consumer Preview are any indication, it'll be a very cold winter for Microsoft.

But, more importantly for the Linux community, does Ubuntu 12.04 have what it takes to position itself as a more usable alternative?

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Windows 8 vs Ubuntu

It has long been said that you cannot polish a turd, but after years of trying it has apparently happened not once but twice. Take your pick from a pair of pretty TURDS.

Thank god for KDE

Thank god for KDE - its going to be the only real modern 'desktop' left on any OS soon.

It means I can actually do some work (impossible with unity/gnome3/windows8) and play games at full speed (not possible in unity)

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