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Hello ive just managed to install kubuntu on my pc alongside windows but i was under the impression that i could access xp from linux and transfer programs or use them directly i m looking for help on how to do this i can use the net on linux but thats about it.....
p.s im a complete newbie to linux but im likeing it.
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I am not sure about Ubuntu, but some versions of Linux can access NTFS and others can not. Most can access FAT32 filesystems.

For the most part you can not run Windoze programs from Linux, although there is a package called "wine", as well as some other packages (such as VMWARE), which can allow you to run programs. Each has its own limitations.
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VMWare actually allows you to run an operating system from within an operating system, and test out by putting software on there. I, on my SuSE install can open up my main HDD and then open a folder in there (named "WINDOWS") which takes me to my C: drive on windows.

Using programs from windows can work, depending on the program, but you should expect to have some incompatabilities and most common failures to run.
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how confused do i feel :whistling:
so what you aresayin is that if i can find the correct programs i can access windoze but a lot of files wont work...
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No, you should be able to access all of your files by that windows directory, and they should work fine. One thing that might not work however is the programs you have installed on the windows hard drive.
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