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Old 12-01-2010, 01:49 PM   #1
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Question Wondering ?!?!?


I am new trying to learn some. My Brother in law works with Linux but I rarely see. I was just wondering if any Linux is compatible with some management on my Windows XP ? Thank You
 
Old 12-01-2010, 02:00 PM   #2
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Hi, welcome to LQ!

That's a rather generic question: what does "some management" mean?


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Old 12-06-2010, 10:28 AM   #3
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The management I was pretty much talkin about is mainly security but stuff like my Cd burner and configurations for software I use.
 
Old 12-06-2010, 10:32 AM   #4
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So "manage" is equal to "use"?


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Download a live cd of say, Linux Mint and boot it. That should begin to answer some questions.
 
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All Linux distributions are capable of burning CDs. Does that answer your question?

If you need more info on the most popular Linux distros, here is a good comparison:

http://distrowatch.com/dwres.php?resource=major
 
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The management I was pretty much talkin about is mainly security but stuff like my Cd burner and configurations for software I use.
In all cases the concepts are the same but the details are different.

Windows security uses a different philosophy than Linux/UNIX security. Windows security is implemented differently than Linux/UNIX security.

Device usage is similar at the application level. Burning CDs is very similar in both systems. You just have to find the right application to do the job. (Nero on Windows vs K3B on Linux, Windows Media Player on Windows vs mplayer on Linux, etc.)

Other applications are available on both Windows and Linux so they are very similar. (Open Office Dot Org, Inkscape, TrueCrypt, Firefox, etc.)

But the most important thing to remember is that Linux is NOT Windows! Linux is different than Windows in many details.
 
  


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