Dialogue Box 6.5: Linux vs Windows boot-off

Dialogue Box 6.5: Linux vs Windows boot-off

Summary: Microsoft promised quicker boot times with Windows 7, while Linux has always been pretty nippy out of the traps. So which is fastest? Dialogue Box puts Ubuntu 9.04 up against Redmond's latest and wields the stopwatch

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Microsoft promised quicker boot times with Windows 7, while Linux has always been pretty nippy out of the traps. So which is fastest? Dialogue Box puts Ubuntu 9.04 up against Redmond's latest and wields the stopwatch.

Topic: After Hours

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