We choose the best OS for netbooksthe Microsoft Company declares that Windows 7 can work without problems even at netbooks. We verified this statement and in practice compared new OS to the habitual Windows XP and Linux.
From the beginning of financial crisis of sale of computers were significantly reduced, but it did not mention at least one segment - the market of netbooks. Quite good functionality and reasonable price harmoniously fitted into current situation. And modest productivity - only a format question. However at the same time it is important that the operating system was adapted for a limited configuration. This question faced Microsoft for a long time: Windows Vista demands too many resources and is not suitable for use on netbooks. Therefore buyers could choose actually only from two systems - Linux and the Windows XP. And after experiments with the first many switch the attention to production of Microsoft. Windows 7 is capable not only it is essential to correct this situation, but also to finally monopolize OS rank for minicomputers. At least on big laptops and desktops “ seven “ XP works also quickly, as well as. But how it will behave in the conditions of limited resources? For the test we chose the Lenovo IdeaPad S10 netbook - 2 and checked Windows 7 productivity in comparison with XP and also optimized for this class of devices by the Linux system.
interested Us two Windows 7 options: “ Maximum “ the version possessing a totality of opportunities, and facilitated “ Initial “. We wanted to know whether the last has essential advantages in productivity. “ Initial “ it is deprived of the three-dimensional Aero interface, and also Media Center, so, there is no support of MPEG also - 2, DVD allowing to lose. In a case with Linux we stopped on the most popular Ubuntu Netbook Remix version. Resources: the highest speed - at XP
Though Microsoft also claims that Windows 7 is ideal for netbooks, but so far it is not configured under them. Productivity “ Initial “ versions are slightly higher, than at
“ Maximum “ but distinctions are small. Safety: carelessness together with Linux Creators of malicious applications are guided by Windows - the most popular system therefore owners of Linux can relax. Besides in this OS the ordinary user has no rights of the administrator. So, in Ubuntu installation of the new program is possible only with the password of root. It is familiar to users of Vista on UAC (User Account Control - control of accounts), but in a case with Linux the password is requested nevertheless not so often. Since Vista, Windows provides protection of the computer against harmful consequences of overflow of the buffer. So it is more difficult to crack Windows 7, than Linux. And here XP from this point of view became simply outdated. In the field of data security of Windows 7 offers the extensive concept which includes tools for recovery of data and creation of backup copies. The user of XP should look for third-party programs with similar functionality. In Ubuntu Netbook Remix the regular tool for the solution of similar tasks is not installed by default, but it can be added manually. In general all tested systems without problems work at netbooks, but only Linux is really optimized under them. Unfortunately, for a victory over the commercial competitor of this OS there is no productivity
the Ideal operating system for netbooks still it is necessary to create.
Still quicker than others works with the Windows XP - Linux protects resources. However both OS will soon concede superiority of Windows 7: thanks to all to the improving configurations of netbooks at “ seven “ there is every chance in the near future to bypass both XP, and Linux.
Race heads XP
the Old Windows XP solves problems quicker, than new, later OS. Only during the work in the Network it is advanced by Windows 7.