[ILUG] Using Linux instead of Windows
Paul Mac Farland
paul.mac.farland at gmail.com
Thu Apr 14 13:22:37 IST 2005
crossover office will offer you installing MS office under linux... ofcourse
you could also use openoffice.org <http://openoffice.org/> as a subsitute
and still save etc. in MS formats.
Your 16bit application might take a bit of work, but most likely you could
get it working, if not through winehq.org <http://winehq.org/> but through
Adobe support recently got up on linux, so there should be no problems
there. GIMP for images, and xmms/beep player for mp3's.
If you are new to linux, I recommend mandrake or fedora
SuSe has the best hardware support I know of off the bat, so even try it if
you have any trouble getting your hardware working.
Everything I have mentioned, have a search through google, and you'll find a
lot more information on them :)
Have fun :D
On 4/14/05, Garrett O' Leary <garrett at gotel.ie> wrote:
> Dear Linux users group,
> Notwithstanding Antivirus software and Antispyware, I am broken hearted
> pop ups and spam. I run windows xp on my PC and my laptop. The PC has
> almost ground to a halt because of variious spyware infections which I
> cannot seem to shift. I use MS Outlook for one mail address but I also use
> web based MS Outlook.
> I have had some success changing to Mozilla Firefox for general browsing
> the web based outlook doesn't handle well in Mozilla so I am still stuck
> with Internet Explorer.
> For work reasons I must use and share MS Office files and Adobe PDF files.
> also need to use jpeg and gif files and of course I use real player to
> Mp3 files.
> Finally, I use a 16 bit application that is connected to a modem on a com
> port. This is a critical application.
> I really dislike windows and would love to change Operating Systems on
> my laptop and desktop if I could manage it. What course of action do you
> recommend? Will Linux solve my problems and will I be able to run Ms
> applications by installing an emulator of some sort?
> Thank you for your help,
> Garrett O' Leary
> Irish Linux Users' Group
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