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    Cool From Windows to Linux


    Hi. Am about to move over from Windows to Linux. But I want to still maintain some of my windows applications like

    1. MS-Encarta (or if i could get somethin related in linux)
    2. Playing PC Games
    3. Antivirus (A good antivirus for linux)
    4. Burning Software
    5. Pdf Creator
    6. MS-Office (i would really want MS-Office 2007 on linux)
    7. Playing Videos (like vlc player, windows media player)

    Please I need Advise

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    You won't need all of these:

    Quote Originally Posted by topzy2000 View Post
    Antivirus (A good antivirus for linux)
    There is an antivirus for Linux called ClamAV but you don't really need it. Linux is not susceptible to viruses and there are hardly any viruses written for it

    Burning Software
    Several Linux programs will burn CDs

    Pdf Creator
    Open Office Writer can create pdfs

    MS-Office (i would really want MS-Office 2007 on linux)
    Open Office is a MS Office clone and can produce MS Office output formats.

    Playing PC Games
    Many simple games have Linux equivalents, but to run the actual Windows games, you will need a Windows emulator like cedega or wine.

    1. MS-Encarta (or if i could get somethin related in linux)
    7. Playing Videos (like vlc player, windows media player)
    Don't know about these. Perhaps someone else can help you
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    Here is a table of MS Windows programs and some possible Linux equivalents:

    http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/lin...s-windows.html

    It's a part of our larger Linux Newbie welcome and informational thread here:

    http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/lin...ead-first.html

    Some of the bullet points you mentioned aren't relevant. For instance, you're not likely to need an antivirus program for Linux unless you want to use your Linux box to scrub network traffic on a MS Windows network.
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    Quote Originally Posted by topzy2000 View Post
    7. Playing Videos (like vlc player, windows media player)

    Please I need Advise
    You have VLC player for Linux!

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    1. MS-Encarta (or if i could get somethin related in linux)
    The Internet? There are some good, authoritative online encyclopedias out there (i.e. not Wikipedia).

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    Hi, topzy2000... we are responding to you as if you are new to Linux, but you advised back in September of 2005 that you were already an "intermediate" Linux user. If you were already at that level back then, I'm totally confused by your question.

    Could you please enlighten us on what you are doing with Linux and at what level you really are?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ozar View Post
    Hi, topzy2000... we are responding to you as if you are new to Linux, but you advised back in September of 2005 that you were already an "intermediate" Linux user. If you were already at that level back then, I'm totally confused by your question.

    Could you please enlighten us on what you are doing with Linux and at what level you really are?
    i want to totally move to linux.i used to do dual boot for a while and cos of college work i had to move to windows for a while

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    Encarta I have not tried on Wine, but you may be able to run Britannica Encyclopaedia. I am surprised that you joined in 2005 and now 2008 is here, you are still new to Linux.

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    Don't let small post counts fool you. Otherwise, everythng else was pretty well answered ITT.
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    Here's another Linux software equivalents link to go with the one techieMoe posted above:

    Windows and OS X Software Alternatives | Linux App Finder

    Let us know what you go with.
    oz

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