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Old 02-03-2008, 04:16 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Captain_Juno View Post
I'm still playing around with livecd's, but if I can get it all figured out, I'd like to make it my main os, at least have a dual boot. Anyways, what I mostly use my pc for is MS Office (I need to be able to type something at home and somewhere else with the same program or .doc), internet, limewire or other p2p, torrents, blackberry, steam and other games, and a media player. I know wine can make some of this compatiable but how successful do you think I'd be trying to run this stuff?
Linux has an equivalent to just about every Windows application... For instance:

Microsoft Office (word, excel, powerpoint) is Open Office in Linux.... Open Office can open any document created in MS Office...

Limewire / Frostwire is available for Linux

Firefox (inernet) and Thunderbird or Evolution (email) are used in gnome

Pleanty of media players are available for Linux. Totem, Mplayer ect..... A ton of options out there...

Are you talking high end games? If so, many do not play well with Linux....

I have never seen the need for wine, but it can be used to run some MS applications.... Another option is to run CrossOver Linux....

Hope this helped....

Kris

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