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Old 06-05-2006, 11:42 PM   #1
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I'm getting linux


Hi I'm a , I have never seen linux, I don't know what it is, I have heard so much about it. After reading this excelent post, I'm putting it on my system now and looking forward to it. Sounds like I'm going to like it. I have windows XP currently and I'm getting fed up of it, all these activation codes etc. Is it possible to use my computer to surf the net and perform all the everyday tasks that I do normally On just a linux OS and remove windows XP?
any good advice please. email me/reply
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Old 06-06-2006, 12:13 AM   #2
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Is it possible to use my computer to surf the net and perform all the everyday tasks that I do normally On just a linux OS and remove windows XP?
Yes of course you can surf the web with Linux. What do you mean by "everyday tasks"? You should be able to do pretty much whatever you want under Linux, but if you're going to play games then this is likely to be a problem. Be aware that Windows programs don't run natively under Linux. If there's no Linux equivalent software for something you need, then you may be able to run the Windows software using something called WINE (there's other software available to do this, too). You might want to keep Windows and dual boot, so you have that to fall back on if something goes wrong with Linux, or you get stuck or something.
 
Old 06-06-2006, 05:36 AM   #3
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Simcity1984 - I have moved your post and it's answer to a thread all of your own. That way, your question won't get lost in the other discussion.

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Old 06-06-2006, 09:17 AM   #4
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Install it and try it for a while.....
Linux will do all of the standard stuff with no problem. There are, however, a few areas in which you might still want to have Windows available.

Have you already installed something? Let us us know how you are set up and we can give more specific advice.
 
  


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