my pc is in its last throes, and i'm switching over to a linux-based system. hoorah. the only problem is i don't know much about how linux works, and need to do a couple things.
the main piece is that i run autocad (a windows-only program) for work. and so i need to figure out how to make that happen on linux.
i'm hoping to move my autocad program itself over from the old computer, using this technique: http://community.spi...uter-to-another
...but i'm realizing that it's probably designed for going from windows-to-windows. can you look it over and see if you think there's an equivalent means of moving a program over from XP to linux?
i have windows xp discs, and so could do a dual-boot system. but i'd like to give running it on wine a shot before doing that, if it seems like it has a reasonable shot at success.
what i've done w/ wine
so. i downloaded wine from here: sourceforge.net/projects/wine/?source=dlp
and then i extracted it. and then i read the README which i kinda barely mostly didn't understand. and then i went here to get the latest ubuntu packages: http://www.winehq.org/download/ubuntu. but at the top of the page it says that ubuntu's default repository already has them.
so i really am lost! would be great to get some pointers on how to install programs on ubuntu.
the real question: should i keep moving on the wine front, or just do the dual-boot sitch? if dual-boot is the only way i can move the program over and keep all of my settings, etc., i'm totally interested in the dual-boot scenario.
deets on my computer:
DELL Latitude D830 - rebuilt by a local org called FreeGeek
It has an Intel® Core2 Duo CPU T7500 @ 2.20GHz
Processor: 2.2 GHz
2.0G of RAM
don't know what else would be helpful to know.
Edited by sue dinym, 26 April 2013 - 02:35 PM.