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is their a linux program that can view,edit,and make the .txt files used in windows?or will i just have to use notepad and wine? im about to fully switch over ...
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    is their a linux program that can view,edit,and make the .txt files used in windows?or will i just have to use notepad and wine?
    im about to fully switch over to linux and have crudloads of .txt files with phone numbers,website names,html codes,and tons of other important stuff.
    i need all these files plz help
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    .TXT files are completely universal as far as what operating system can read them. You will have no trouble reading, writing, or viewing .TXT files in Linux, MS Windows, Mac OS X, or pretty much any other OS on the planet, regardless of what OS you used to create the document.

    When it comes to .DOC files, however, things are a little more complicated. You can read from and write to .DOC files with Linux office suites like OpenOffice, but if you do anything fancy with bulleted lists or annotations they might get lost in the transfer from Windows to Linux.
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    oh thx i didnt know that
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    Since you are running Ubuntu, give Gedit a try. It's the default Gnome text editor and will probably serve your needs quite well.
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    ok im gonna delete winxp now hope i dont screw up
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    Back up as much as you possibly can first.

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    already on it
    i never noticed that all my "important" files were over 100mb total.......weerd
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    Note that if you delete your Windows partiton(s), it will change your partition table and you'll likely have troubles booting into Linux unless you make changes to your menu.lst and fstab files.
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    im putting backups on a cd-r and completely reinstalling everything just so nothing goes wrong
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    You won't have to worry so much about the partitions if you are reinstalling from scratch, and it's probaby good to get a fresh start.

    Have fun with it!
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