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i'm downloading Ubuntu desktop edition for windows and was wondering(even if its only on like adifferent install version or a different linux) if there was a way to transfer all ...
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    [SOLVED] Ubuntu software transfer


    i'm downloading Ubuntu desktop edition for windows and was wondering(even if its only on like adifferent install version or a different linux) if there was a way to transfer all my software installed on windows 7 to Ubuntu. That way i dont have to reinstall all my old stuff. And if the programs would work with linux wether i have to reinstall or not.
    Heres the programs i was curious about:
    Photoshop CS5
    Premiere Pro Cs5
    Cakewalk Guitar Tracks 4
    Guitar Pro 6
    Glo Bible Software
    Steam

    I thought i saw somewhere that alot of windows software is already compatible with linux and i know those would all probably work with wineHQ installed but i was wondering what i could do without and and if i didnt have to reinstall them all.

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    Hello and welcome to the forums!

    Windows software won't run on Linux directly, but some software will work with Linux if you run it under WINE:

    WineHQ - Run Windows applications on Linux, BSD, Solaris and Mac OS X

    You can check the Wine Apps Database to see what others have reported as works or doesn't work:

    WineHQ - Wine Application Database


    Another option is to run a virtual machine under Linux, or under Windows:

    Virtual machine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    VirtualBox
    seems to be a popular option.
    oz

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    More on obtaining and using VirtualBox here:

    VirtualBox
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    so just to be clear i cant just transfer them some how i gotta manually reinstall all of them

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