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Ubuntu Desktop apparently frightens Microsoft

The Open Source community should be highly proud of Ubuntu. It seems to be the distro which most worry Microsoft in the Desktop market which is Microsoft Lead market. Actually Microsoft has posted for “Director Open Source Desktop Strategy at Microsoft” at linkedin. I was suprised that Microsoft are looking to hire some one at that high level just to put a plan to compete with Ubuntu on the Desktop market. Seems the Ubuntu buzz is floating the market. With Ubuntu 9.04 approaching, Ubuntu has proven it self as a great Open Source alternative for Windows in the Desktop arena.

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Ubuntu 9.04, 20% faster than Ubuntu 8.10

The next version of Ubuntu, whose development has reached the alpha stage 4, is surprisingly fast compared to its predecessor and Ubuntu 8.10 even without implementing the filesystem EXT4.

You can notice the speed difference from the moment you boot up the system. On our test machine Ubuntu 9.04 were able to boot up in just less than 20 seconds where Ubuntu 8.10 required just a bit more than 27 seconds on the same exact system. Ubuntu 9.04 seems to further highly enhance the I/O operations by as much as 20% from Ubuntu 8.10. Further more compilation from source code was more efficient on Ubuntu 9.04 than Ubuntu 8.10 by almost 19%. Our egg drop compilation took around 5 minutes less than it took on Ubuntu 8.10 with the same hardware.