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I am newbie and thus dont have much idea about Linux now. I have two Linux versions, Red Hat and Suse Linux. which one is better? I am basically looking for using Linux so as to run some windows program (installed on another partition) and connecting to net and normal office work. Please guide. If any other better than these tell that also.
I want to use Linux for 2 reasons:
1) to learn open source
2) Linux is less susceptible to virus. I do a lot of file transfer from other computers and my lappy gets infected soon. So i m planning to run windows program(like office, pdf, tally) from linux itself.
I am unable to connect to internet thru RHL 5 now. I know its mostly cos of the ethernet driver(or corresponding s/w) not installed for linux version. I enquired my vendor (HP) and they said that they dont provide s/w for non windows system. So where can i install the same from? help will be highly appreciated. is there some opensource site where we can download all the linux drivers for different hardware types?
As billymayday said, unless you want to use a compatibility layer like Wine www.winehq.org, you'll be much better off using the Linux equivalents http://wiki.linuxquestions.org/wiki/...ndows_software.
You can't run MS executables natively under Linux (or any other OS). The internal layouts of the prog files are different.
You should be able to read data files though.