ComparisonOfUbuntuOSXAndWindows

Idea of this page

Comparing the most marketed features of the latest operating systems from the major Operating system vendors: Microsoft, Apple and (for the sake of comparison) Canonical/Ubuntu Community (which leaves us with Vista, OS X Tiger and Intrepid Ibex), could help get a rational overview of where the Desktop market is at present day and help make strategical decisions for those who are aiming to increase the share of Linux-based desktop computers through marketing efforts.

Scope

All comparisons should be made from a new clean installation perspective point of view! For OS X and Vista - this is either accomplished in the terms of an upgrade from XP or an earlier cat - or - a new computer-purchase. For Intrepid a clean installation using a downloaded and burnt ISO installation disc with default values are presumed.

For features that are basically the same in all systems - or simply is good enough to meet most targeted user's requirements in all systems - are listed in the bottom of this page and do not belong in the comparison tables.

Zealotry does not belong on this page, as does not irony or facts based on biased personal opinion. Keep it real and based upon the opinions of the majority of Desktop and Office user's, cited as needed.

Marketed features of Windows Vista

Office Use

Marketed feature

Explanation

Intrepid equivalence?

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Windows Mail

Mail client

Evolution

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Desktop Use

Marketed feature

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Intrepid equivalence?

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Internet Explorer 7

Web Browser

Firefox 3.0

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Windows Aero

Eye candies

Compiz

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Server Use

Marketed feature

Explanation

Intrepid equivalence?

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Sources

BitLocker Drive Encryption

HD encryption tool

encrypted LVM

available only in alt CD

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Windows Firewall

Firewall

ufw

ufw disabled by default

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Windows Update

Update manager

synaptic

synaptic can update every software but Windows Update can only update Microsoft software

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Marketed features of Mac OS X Tiger

Office Use

Marketed feature

Explanation

Intrepid equivalence?

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Features of Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex

Office Use

Marketed feature

Explanation

Vista equivalence?

Tiger equivalence?

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Desktop Use

Marketed feature

Explanation

Vista equivalence?

Tiger equivalence?

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Firefox

Web browser

Internet Explorer

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Server Use

Marketed feature

Explanation

Vista equivalence?

Tiger equivalence?

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apache2

WWW server

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FTP server

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openssh-server

SSH server

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The 'Remote Desktop' in Windows Vista opens the whole desktop but not a command-line client

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Cited sources

None yet

Future ones maybe?

- Vista Features - http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/windowsvista/features/default.mspx

- OS X Overview - http://www.apple.com/macosx/overview/

- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_operating_systems

- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_Windows_and_Linux

- Operating System Technical Comparison - http://www.osdata.com/ (maybe - but marketing is seldomly technical)

Changelog

Comments

Basically the same in all systems and thus not listed above

Based upon Vista Feature list explained: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/windowsvista/features/details/accessibility.mspx

TODO: Move the correct ones up to the comparison area.

Accessibility

Basic File Backup and Restore

Built-in Diagnostics

DirectX 10

Encrypting File System

Explorers

Fast Sleep and Resume

Flip and Flip 3D

Games Explorer

Instant Search

Internet Explorer 7 Printing

Internet Explorer 7 Tabbed Browsing

Internet Explorer Dynamic Security Protection

Internet Explorer Parental Controls

Internet Explorer Protected Mode

Live Icons

Microsoft Phishing Filter in Internet Explorer

Network and Sharing Center

Network Diagnostics and Troubleshooting

Networking

Parental Controls

Performance

Photo Gallery

Remote Access

Remote Desktop Connection

Search & Organization

Search Folders

Self-Healing System

Shadow Copy

Speech Recognition

SuperFetch

Sync Center

Tablet PC Support

User Account Control

Welcome Center

Windows Calendar

Windows Complete PC Backup and Restore

Windows Defender

Windows DVD Maker

Windows Easy Transfer

Windows Fax and Scan

Windows Media Center

Windows Media Player 11

Windows Meeting Space

Windows Mobility Center

Windows Movie Maker

Windows ReadyBoost

Windows Security Center

Windows Sidebar and Gadgets

Windows SideShow

Wireless Networking


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ComparisonOfUbuntuOSXAndWindows (last edited 2009-03-01 06:03:27 by michaeldadmum)