Windows 7, Ubuntu 9.04, and Sabayon 4.1



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Well, I have been running my multi-boot system for a couple of weeks now, long enough to make some early predictions about the two operating systems that I have been using the most.

Up to now, I have not done much with Sabayon on this machine so I do not have much to say about it. Ubuntu and Windows 7? Oh yeah.

Ubuntu 9.04 - Jaunty Jackalope


Ubuntu 9.04 is another solid release from the Canonical supported community. With the exception of a few glitches that were not there in 8.10, 9.04 runs extremely smoothly. Faster boot times and the new ext4 file system are just 2 of the many improvements. I think that my favorite thing about this release was the new themes that were provided that are great improvements on the default Ubuntu theme. My biggest bone to pick is that if you want to customize the system sounds, Ubuntu only acknowledges about half of the changes! Oh well, small problems. Overall, 9.04 is a great release.

Windows 7 - Not Really the 7th Windows Release


I think the thing that I have been most impressed with is Windows 7. Microsoft has really pulled out all the stops for this update to the unfortunate Windows Vista. Basically, 7 is Vista fixed. It is faster, smoother, and oh so nice to work with. I never really thought that I would be one to sing the praises of Microsoft, but they have really done a nice job with this release. I think that my favorite new feature in Win 7 is the window snap actions. Just drag the window to either side and the window will expand to take up exactly half of the screen. Drag it to the top and it will maximize. My biggest complaint is that... that... uh... ok. I guess I don't really have any complaints yet. This is weird. O_o   Gotta go find somthing in Windows 7 that is still broked.
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