> # Codecs = MP3, AAC, H.264, H.265, Vorbis, Opus, VP8, VP9.
> Windows: Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes, No, No, No, No.
> Fedora: No, No, No, No, Yes, Yes, Yes,Yes.
> Conclusion: analyzing the 8 (4 audio, 4 video) current big codecs
> on the
> market, we have a tie! Is also worth noting that installing
> codecs on Windows is of a equivalent pain that on Fedora.
Those codecs do not have an equal market share.
Probably because the OS that supports these codecs has 95% of market
I strongly suspect that this is more of a convenience thing, like:
"let's distribute this work in MP3, because it will work on every
So, changing the OS scenario (market share) will automatically change
the codecs scenario (market share).
> # Office Stuff = xls(x), doc(x), ppt(x), ods, odt, odp.
> Windows: No, No, No, No, No, No.
> Fedora: Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes.
> Conclusion: in (Microsoft) Windows, even to open files from another
> Microsoft product (Office), you can't without additional work from
> you (or
> someone else).
Well you can open doc/x files using Wordpad. But given that most OEMs
ship some version of Office that's a moot point.
As I said, I am comparing "stock Windows" with "stock Fedora"
meaning: freshly installed system from a official media/ISO).
So, of course I get your point, but you can NOT involve OEMs in THIS
> # Miscellaneous = PDF, torrent, common archives.
> Windows: No(!), No, No.
> Fedora: Yes, Yes(?), Yes (except RAR, for no reason).
Where is the free RAR implementation? (That's probably the only
(is needed only for RAR 3.0 - which is a bit common)
And btw. I don't think installing a torrent client by default
What a pity, distributed downloads are awesome.
As for PDF that's true but OEMs tend to include something.
I understand. But, again, no OEMs: see above.
> # Graphic Cards = Intel, AMD, Nvidia.
> Windows: No, No, No.
-> Wrong; Wrong; Wrong
Nope, Nope, Nope.
Install Windows from a "Windows CD" and your graphic card will NOT work
for serious until you install a driver from Windows Update or from the
> Fedora: Yes, Yes, Yes.
> Conclusion: Oh, boy! Windows without video drivers is pure garbage!
> You have
> to, at minimum, select to install the driver on Windows Update to
> have 2D
> (and 3D) acceleration! Sometimes even to have the correct
> resolution! On
> other hand, Fedora comes with all these preinstalled! Yay!
The days of Windows XP are over. This has been much better i.e "just
works" since Vista.
Yes. But not that much. At least until Windows 7, not the sufficient to
make Fedora "eat dust" in a FAIR comparison.
So you might not like it but it "works better" out of the
Yes. BECAUSE of previous additional work from someone. Be OEM, or a
"Oh windows is bad" doesn't really help us
Sad. I thought a (positive) reality check could be a little helpful
(and encouraging) for the community.
... "Windows does X and Y better" OTOH does because it
allows us to
Ok. Windows does market monopoly and social alienation better.