WINDOWS 7, WINDOWS XP AND UBUNTU 12.04
"We compare Windows 7 vs Windows XP vs Ubuntu 12.04 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 Windows 7, Windows XP and Ubuntu 12.04 using the Firefox 22 browser which supports all Operating Systems and is a reliable browser from Mozilla."
MICROSOFT WINDOWS 7 FEATURES
"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."
"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."
"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 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."
WINDOWS XP FEATURES
"New User Interface with Windows XP features a redesigned user interface with a new visual style, a less cluttered desktop, and built-in desktop cleanup features. Window layout has also been changed for Windows XP and, as in the Control Panel, emphasizes task presentation. The Start menu has been redesigned. The left half of the new Start menu includes the most frequently used icons. As you use your computer, the icons in this area are changed and rearranged depending on your computer usage patterns. If you wish to keep one of the icons permanently in its location, right-click the icon and click Pin to Start menu. To access all the programs installed on the computer, click All Programs at the bottom of the Start menu. The right half of the new Start menu contains useful icons for accessing your files, configuring the computer, and finding information and assistance."
"Based on an enhanced version of the Windows 2000 operating system, Windows XP is available in consumer and business editions: Windows XP Home Edition and Windows XP Professional. The features discussed are available in both editions, but the Professional version, designed for business environments, includes additional productivity, security, networking, and management features important in business environments. For home users, Windows XP brings the significantly increased stability and security inherent in the Windows 2000/Windows NT operating systems."
"To open Help and Support Center, click the Start button, and then click Help and Support. From the home page, you can conduct a search or select categories of information, leading to task and information topics covering the use of your computer. Click User and System Guides for information on using your computer, including installed hardware devices and software."
"Today's always on cable modem and DSL Internet access connections offer unprecedented bandwidth to the home, but also leave the connected computer or home network vulnerable to hacker attacks. The nature of these attacks varies, but the goal is to gain access to individual computers attached to the Internet. With this access, a hacker can browse the hard drive and add or delete files, discover passwords and credit card numbers, and set the system up to launch attacks on other systems or websites. As a result, firewall protection from these attacks is increasingly required on computers. Recognizing this need, Microsoft provides an integrated firewall in Windows XP to provide immediate protection."
"The System Restore feature of Windows XP provides the capability to restore the operating system, in the event of a problem, to a previous state without losing personal data files (such as Word documents, drawings, or e-mail). System Restore actively monitors system file changes and some application file changes to record or store previous versions before the changes occurred. System Restore maintains a rolling record of restore points to limit the amount of space used."
"WINDOWS XP COMPUTER GETTING UPDATES UNTIL 2019."
"First, open up Notepad by pressing Windows Key + R to open Run and type notepad to get a new Notepad window. Paste the following text:"
"Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00"
"Save the file with CTRL + S — name it whatever you like, but be sure that it ends in .reg to make it a Registry file. Double-click the new file and confirm adding it to the Registry."
"Now, you can restart the computer to re-enable automatic updates, or open the Start Menu and choose All Programs > Windows Update to check for updates on the web manually. You should find new updates waiting for you, despite XP not receiving any updates since 2014."
"WINDOWS XP COMPUTER GETTING UPDATES UNTIL 2019."
UBUNTU 12.04 FEATURES
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
WINDOWS 7, WINDOWS XP AND UBUNTU 12.04