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The gauntlet has been thrown down. I have been slapped in the face with a glove. Reader response to my previous six test comparison has been very strong. More tests were suggested. And I was politely (ahem) informed that my scoring methodology sucked, to put it bluntly.

Well I have expanded my tests, and improved my scoring methodology, and here is what I found.

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Operating Systems ComparedI love operating systems. They are the most wonderful pieces of software that has ever been put together. What you use daily interfaces with your hardware. Every button press causes the OS to send a message to the hardware, and then to read the response from the hardware to provide you with the correct feedback.

Most Operating systems are very good these days. A modern OS can do most of the things its direct competitor does, some do certain things better than others, and some are very specified in their use.

Where the largest focus is today, is the Desktop Computer. Primary focus for the Desktop Computer should be ease of use, or so you’d hope. I take five Operating Systems and compare them using six tasks that most users will need to do at least once a week. Here is how they did.

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Kubuntu LogoRight so I have reviewed the Kubuntu Beta before, and now it is time to share some impressions of the full release.

Since I have done a few screenshots for the Beta, and the look hasn’t changed a lot I decided to focus more on screenshots for the installation.

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UPDATE: Reviews of the full versions are being posted, Ubuntu Lucid Review here.

ANDANOTHERUPDATE: You can read the review of the Kubuntu Lucid Release Here

After reviewing PC-BSD and noting how it is hamstrung by KDE 4.3.5, I decided to give Kubuntu a spin. Since I wanted the newest Kubuntu I decided on going for the upcoming Lucid Lynx version.

Here’s what I found…
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