*So install virtual box in LINUX and add the guest additions then add
the extended pack and you can run or use any thing from inside windows I
use it to run all kinds of junk not YET in Linux like the drives for ADS
Instant video transfer from the TV to the computer and use Pinnacle
Studios to make movies with Linux see's the item and windows runs it . .
On 07/24/2012 05:58 AM, webmaster-Kracked_P_P wrote:
The real problem for many people is the hardware and software needs.
I still have some USB hardware that does not work on Linux. No
Then there is the problem of having to use certain software, for work
or pleasure, that you either cannot find a good Linux alternative or
you MUST use. There is the option of WINE, but some software seems
not to want to work under that. Personally, I have never gotten WINE
to work for me, but that is just me.
I made a personal choice and used Ubuntu when I bought my last
"default" desktop. I had to adjust to some of the software though. I
still have the Windows laptops [single or dual boot] to deal with the
need Windows software. My Epson printer prints on DVD media, but I
have not found any replacement for its Windows software to do that
work. There is a graphic program that I bought for Windows that works
much easier that GIMP, so if I have trouble with an image/graphics, I
need to work on it with that Windows software. BUT, most most of the
work I do, Ubuntu and the free software for it works for me.
So, even though I use Ubuntu as my default system, I still need to
keep Windows around for those things that I cannot find drivers and
software version for in Linux.
Even version of Linux differ.
The scanning part of my Epson printer does not work at all with Ubuntu
10.04, but will work on 12.04. I updated the software and drivers I
use for it on my 10.04 system, but still not luck. Something in 12.04
makes it work that I seem not to be able to get with 10.04.
On 07/24/2012 08:37 AM, Tom Davies wrote:
Virtualisation is good but if it's a question of drivers for a
particular piece of hardware then it might not work. It might, but
it if the underlaying OS can't see it then i don't see how the
virtual machine that is sitting on top of that OS is supposed to see it.
It is possible to use emulators or even better is WINE (stands for
"Wine Is Not an Emulator") but that is a lot more sophisticated and
hence slightly harder to set-up initially for some programs.
The worst way around is to have a Gnu&Linux in a virtual machine on
Windows because then the stability of the unix-based systems is
sitting on top of the flakiness of Windows so you end-up adding the
worst of each OS. A dual-boot means each is directly on bare metal
so it gives a fair comparison. Windows inside a virtual machine
inside Gnu&Linux sounds like it's going to be ver stable too.
Ubuntu and Puppy and possibly a few others have a magic way of
installing inside Windows. It avoids 1 of the layers between
bare-metal and the OS because it avoids the virtual machine bit. The
Ubuntu magic way is called the "Wubi". Again you are adding the
worst of each OS and in addition the "drives" are really compressed
files but it's fast and easy to install and many people keep using
such things for years with no problems. Obviously it's not made by
Microsoft and so every once in a while someone has troubles with
Windows trying to reject it but that is fairly rare. We used to get
about 1 question per month that was specifically about the Wubi and
solved by moving to a dual-boot.
So, there are tons of different ways of avoiding wiping Windows and
that seems to be the best way to make the migration much more gentle
and less stressful. Throwing yourself to the lions is the fastest
way to learn to deal with lions (or die) but there is no real need to
create so much stress.
--- On Tue, 24/7/12, Simon Cropper
From: Simon Cropper <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] Migrating from Windows; take it slow
Date: Tuesday, 24 July, 2012, 11:05
On 24/07/12 19:36, Keith Bainbridge wrote:
On Sun, 22 Jul 2012 13:41:59 -0400 webmaster-Kracked_P_P
Anyone who really wants to learn how to use Linux as a replacement
for Windows, try dual booting a system if you do not have a spare one
to try Linux with as its only OS.
The other option for the odd trip back to windows is virtualisation.
Mostly, you can tell the system to let windows use a device as if you
had booted into windows
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