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Join Date: May 2009
Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
09-14-2009, 11:39 PM
If were possible to install Windows (7 or XP) on a Linux system and make it a duel boot system then I would probably try it and it may be possible right now. But the Linux that comes on the 1010 (8.04) is not the best Linux for the 1010. Probably 9.04 is and 9.10 might even be better.
Plus the support (factory, at least) is better for Windows. Thank God we have the good Linux guys on the forum that help us keep 9.04 going. For the time being (at least for me); its Windows from the factory and then add Linux. fdalbor
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Join Date: Nov 2008
09-16-2009, 04:58 AM
Absolutely yes! I run both Windows (currently Vista) and Ubuntu on three Dell computers. Ubuntu is clearly superior to Windows in most areas that count. In a just and rational world Linux would have 90%+ market share, and Windows be relegated to a marginal player in the OS arena. Linux is easier to maintain, performs better, crashes less, is more secure, and has a nicer user interface (both Gnome and KDE) than Windows. The only advantage that Windows has is that certain important main-line applications don't have Linux versions. That's not the fault of Linux, but of the desire of software vendors to target the largest installed base.
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