Why Ubuntu’s not copying Vista

According to Dell, running Vista on 512 MB RAM is suitable for “Booting the Operating System, without running applications or games”.

I don’t think Ubuntu’s striving for compatibility there…

11 Responses to “Why Ubuntu’s not copying Vista”

  1. 1 Andrew October 29, 2007 at 3:30 pm

    What makes you think that Ubuntu could be trying to copy the MS’s Windows Vista in any way? You don’t need to say “Ubuntu is not copying Vista” to make it clear that Ubuntu is not trying to copy Vista, it will only make people confuse.

  2. 2 Matt October 29, 2007 at 4:18 pm

    Ahh who cares about Microsoft!

  3. 3 nasrullah October 29, 2007 at 5:05 pm

    Truely Ubuntu is different from Microsoft products , Ubuntu always create new and unique way of running the free and authentic os. Long live Ubuntu and Long live to Mark Shuttleworth.

  4. 4 TG October 29, 2007 at 5:11 pm

    The WOW starts now!

    Thanks a lot, that was my laugh for the day :)

  5. 5 Morgan October 29, 2007 at 6:29 pm

    OK, at least one person found the humour in this. Next time I’ll tag it “FUNNY”…

  6. 6 mou October 30, 2007 at 10:27 am

    @ Andrew

    “You don’t need to say “Ubuntu is not copying Vista” to make it clear that Ubuntu is not trying to copy Vista, it will only make people confuse.”

    I’m confused just trying to make sense of this sentence.

    Someone says to you “A isn’t copying B”. What else can that be interpreted as? If people read that and come away thinking “Oooh, A must be trying to copy B” then I doubt they have the intelligence to be reading this article…

  7. 7 Ney Fabricio October 30, 2007 at 10:27 am

    Quite funny… but we should not forget that the minimun system requirements for Gutsy to run were raised a bit (320 MB RAM for running Desktop CD). It’s a big leap between those two, but I remember about 1 1/2 year ago we should run Dapper fine with 192 MB.

    But, hey, I’m a (happy) Ubuntu user (Gutsy at work and Feisty at home), and never felt pushed in any way to use Vista.

  8. 8 Dan October 31, 2007 at 12:28 am

    Typical M$ Basher not including the whole statement. They don’t say it’s “suitable,” to actually quote the Dell website, it’s “Great for… Booting the Operating System, without running applications or games.” I mean come on, it’s GREAT! And if you have a GB of RAM, you’re REALLY good ta go because “Aero (is) enabled as a default, but performance may be compromised as more windows, applications and games are opened” WOOHOOOOOOOO!!!!!!! And people say it’s a resource hog, pashaww.

    I was given a Gateway(sux) laptop as a gift. It has a 1 GHz Celery and came w/512 MBs RAM AND a sticker saying “Windows Vista Compatible.” Uhhhh, yeah, let get that on here and I’ll get a report to ya as soon as it boots… Should be w/in a month.


    /*Just wondering if anyone knows what it looks like when not running Aero. Is it pretty much just XP w/extra lipstick and gobs of eyeshadow, er-uh wait, that is Aero… Seriously, what’s it look like?*/

  9. 9 Simon Scullion November 8, 2007 at 12:19 pm


    I’m running Gutsy on 512 with no issues, including apps like Amarok and F-Spot with a LOT of music and photos.

    Do I want to try with Vista? No thanks! Better things to do with my time!

  1. 1 Andre Noel » Blog Archive » Por que o Ubuntu não está copiando o Vista Trackback on October 29, 2007 at 5:01 pm
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