Windows 7, the Linux killer?
On many tech blogs/sites I have read a lot about Windows 7 and a lot of articles say the new OS from Redmond could be claim back some Linux converts.
I have been forcing myself to use Windows 7 now for a few weeks. I started with the prebeta and now I’m on the beta.
I think it’s a good idea to first sum up some of the strong points about Windows 7.
- It installs twice as fast as Vista.
- It’s blazing fast when compared to Vista.
- It looks better (superbar and more eyecandy).
- Due to the search boxes everywhere, it’s easy to find stuff.
- UAC has been improved.
That question is: “Will this be enough to lure Linux users back to Windows?”
I am sure that some Ubuntu users will switch back.
A lot of Ubuntu users switched to Ubuntu because they had problems with Vista.
The rest of us, who use Linux because of the level of control, the security, the flexibility won’t change back, not in a thousand years.
So while some users might switch back, Windows 7 will certainly not be the death of Linux.