Why should I use Linux?
Here are lots of reasons why Linux might be the
perfect operating system to meet your requirements. Here are a few:
Can my Windows applications run under
There are a number of choices that are available. One popular
program is VMware, which lets you run multiple operating systems on an
individual machine. A wide number of operating systems are supported
including Windows 95, Windows 98, ME, 2000, XP, and FreeBSD. Their
If you want to run Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Internet
Explorer (why?), Access, Project, Photoshop, Visio, Notes, iTunes,
FrameMaker and others, you might be interested in CrossOver Office,
project that has built upon the success of Wine.
The downside of both VMWare and CrossOver Office is that both
applications are proprietary. However, there is a no
cost alternative. Wine is an Open Source implementation of the Windows
API on top of X and Unix. Wine makes it possible to take advantage of
all the Unix strong points (stability, flexibility, remote
administration) while still using the Windows applications you depend
Which Linux Distribution should I install?
LinuxLinks.com currently lists over 800 Linux distributions, although
some of these distributions rely heavily on others.
There are a number of factors that need to be considered:
Last Updated Saturday, June 21 2008 @ 05:15 PM EDT