"We compare Ubuntu 12.04 to Windows 7 to find out which is the fastest Operating System with HTML5, Octane, Peacekeeper, Sunspider and V8. We will also be testing the Operating Sytems to find out how quickly they start up and shut down. We are testing Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7 using the Firefox 19.00 browser which supports both Operating Systems and is a reliable browser from Mozilla."
UBUNTU 12.04 FEATURES
"Ubuntu uses the Linux kernel which makes use of symmetric multiprocessing (SMP) and multiple cores. It scales very well from low end single cpu systems to high end supercomputer clusters with thousands of multi core CPUs."
"Fast, free and incredibly easy to use, the Ubuntu operating system powers millions of desktop PCs, laptops and servers around the world. Ubuntu will work with your existing PC files, printers, cameras, music players and smartphones and it comes with free apps."
"With Ubuntu, you can do all the things you can do with other operating systems. But with Ubuntu you can do them faster, more securely and, of course, for free."
"An operating system is what makes your computer work, running all your programs and managing your hardware. Other examples include Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X."
"Enjoy the simplicity of Ubuntu's stylish, intuitive interface. Fast, secure and with thousands of apps to choose from, Ubuntu gives you a clean and streamlined experience that you can really make your own."
"Ubuntu is free and it always will be. That's because it's the work of open source software experts from all over the world people who believe software should be free."
"Ubuntu aims to take the effort out of everything. Now, you can preview your search results in the Dash to see more options, without having to open more windows. Preview an album in the Ubuntu One Music Store and you'll get the option to play tracks straight from the preview. And when you preview an app in the Ubuntu Software Centre, you can install it with just one more click."
"You can surf in safety with Ubuntu with confident that your files and data will stay protected. A built in firewall and virus protection are available. And if a potential threat appears, we provide automatic updates which you can install in a single click. You get added security with AppArmor, which protects your important applications so attackers can't access your system. And thanks to Firefox and gnome keyring, Ubuntu helps you keep your private information private. So whether it's accessing your bank account or sharing sensitive data with friends, you'll have peace of mind when you need it the most."
"Ubuntu works brilliantly with a range of devices. Simply plug in your MP3 player, camera or printer and you'll be up and running straight away. No installation CDs. No fuss. And it's compatible with Windows too! So you can open, edit and share Microsoft Office documents stress free."
MICROSOFT WINDOWS 7 FEATURES
"You told us to make Windows simpler and easier to use. We listened. Windows 7 has better ways to find and manage files like Jump Lists and improved taskbar previews to help you speed through everyday tasks. It's designed for faster and more reliable performance, so your PC just works the way you want it to. With 64-bit support, you can take full advantage of the latest powerful PCs. And great features like HomeGroup, Windows Media Center, and Windows Touch make new things possible. Get to know Windows 7, and see how it can simplify just about everything you do with your PC."
"Windows 7 has hundreds of improvements see the top 10. From HomeGroup to Jump Lists, Windows 7 is packed with features. Check them out. Engineered by us. Inspired by you. A few years ago we started asking PC owners what they wanted from Windows 7. The result? Windows 7 simplifies everyday tasks such as HomeGroup which takes the headache out of sharing files and printers on a home network. Jump Lists give Speedy access to your favorite pictures, songs, websites, and documents. Snap a quick (and fun!) new way to resize and compare windows on your desktop."
"Windows Live Essentials A suite of great programs in one free download. Mail, Movie Maker, Photo Gallery, and more. Windows Search Find virtually anything on your PC, instantly. Windows Taskbar gives you better thumbnail previews, easier-to-see icons, and more ways to customize. Windows 7 works the way you want with Full 64-bit support making Windows 7 the most of powerful 64-bit PCs, the new desktop standard. More personal ways to Redecorate your desktop with fun new themes, slide shows, or handy gadgets."
"Performance improvements Designed to sleep and resume quicker, be less memory hungry, and spot USB devices faster. Windows 7 makes new things possible such as Play To Play your media on other PCs, stereos, or TVs around the house. Remote Media Streaming so you can Enjoy music and video on your home PC even when you're not at home. Windows Touch Pair Windows 7 with a touchscreen and you won't always need a keyboard or mouse."
UBUNTU 12.04 REVIEW