Re: Can Windows based programs be installed in Ubuntu
Its quite a big change to switch to Linux. I would suggest you install a dual boot system (ie when you start your PC you can choose either windows or Ubuntu) and try out Ubuntu fully before ditching windows. (Even easier is to have Ubuntu on one PC and windows on another if you have the luxury of 2 - you could then use dropbox or similar to share data)
Most windows programs have great linux equivalents. Some windows programs can be run using WINE (see winehq.org) but its not a great way to work. Native linux programs are usually the best way to go.
I suggest you read this http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntucat/...ows-to-ubuntu/
Last edited by roger_1960; September 1st, 2012 at 03:18 PM.
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