Windows 7 vs. Linux, Microsoft Trashes Open Source OS
The advent of the next iteration of the Windows client represents yet another opportunity for operating system measuring contest, and the Redmond-based company is not the one to back down from a comparison that would push its product to the foreground. In fact, the software giant has put together its own Windows 7 vs. Linux comparison and is offering it to retailers in a “Linux vs. Windows 7” module as part of the Microsoft ExpertZone training.
GodofGrunts, self-described as a Linux Lobbyist, made the contents of the “Linux vs. Windows 7” module public by posting them on Overclock. The training is designed to allow retailers to “explain how Windows 7 can provide a richer and more engaging experience than Linux. [And] discuss the specific benefits of running Windows 7 on a netbook.”
Just have a look at the screenshots integrated in this article, courtesy of GodofGrunts, and you will get an accurate idea of Microsoft’s perspective over Windows 7 vs. Linux. The software giant is underlining that Windows 7 is synonymous with choice and compatibility, familiarity, and peace of mind.
“Windows offers your customers choice and compatibility,” the company notes. “A PC sale is not just about the PC, it’s also about the software and devices you can attach to the sale. Since fewer software applications and devices work with Linux machines, your customers’ PC experience will be negatively impacted. It will also be more difficult for you to attack compatible add-ons to the sale.”
Microsoft is even going as far as to state that Linux updates and upgrades are not easy, that Linux is not safer than Windows, and that “Linux is easy to learn and will meet customer expectations about the things they can do with their PC” is a myth.
Windows 7 RTM Enterprise 90-Day Evaluation is available for download here.