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drunkenhippo

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Is linux compatable with most of the microsoft softwares such as office? Is it compatable with windows media player and adobe acrobat reader? And, where can i find a Download fo linux?
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Nope, hence why linux isn't as popular as windows because people just don't make software to support linux. It sucks but nothing we peons can do about it until the bigwigs decide to fork out the dough.

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Some programs do work. But Linux dose have its own software, like OpenOffice instead of Microsoft Office. Do a Google for it there are a hundreds of places to download it forum and many versions to chose forum.

Edited by Michael Buckley, 12 October 2005 - 08:09 PM.

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What distro of Linux are you looking for? Before you decide to install one, try some LiveCDs, which show you how Linux will look if you install it, but won't actually install on your hard drive.
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Linux software is a lot better than windows software. xmms is like windows media player without the junk it tries to give you. openoffice does everything office does and there is a pdf viewer that is extremely small but very reliable.
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I suppose I better list all the down sides to Linux to make things clear.

It can be a lot harder to set up.
It can have trouble supporting some hardware
It dose not have many good games, there are now a few out there, I will give you a link to some if you are a gamer.
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setup is easy these days, with many of the installers being graphical its almost as easy as windows. Even the partitioning for a dual boot has been made a lot easier since most linux installs can resize the windows partition if you tell it to.

hardware support has improved a lot since the days of redhat 7.3
can't say much for usb support but it does detect a lot of things automatically

no good games, that's why you have windows dual booting!
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