Ubuntu takes on XP in the gadget arena

Posted by tadelste on Feb 14, 2006 9:43 AM EDT
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Many Linux users keep Windows around because they know Linux won't (easily) do some special "thing" they can't live without. But this is 2006, and Linux has come a long way toward being a true desktop alternative. I decided to compare Ubuntu 5.10 Breezy Badger with Windows XP SP2 to see how each performed with three late-model digital accessories -- a Polaroid izone 550 camera, a Panasonic PV-GS150 camcorder, and a Hewlett-Packard PSC 1510 printer/copier/scanner. Ubuntu did very well, but could it beat Windows?

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