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wdhpr 05. Dec 2009 10:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by novice (Post 17665)
If you use Ubuntu can you use all of your current software that is designed for Widows?

The short answer is NO! You can not Run widows software on a linux OS

But their are caveats.

Linux has many applications that can do the same job as their Windows counterparts. For example Open Office can process most Windows word processing files. Linux has multimedia software that can play any video or music formats that you can throw at it.

There is a Linux program that allows you run actual windows software on a Linux platform. It is called Wine This software is in constant development however its ability to run Windows software, which includes games, is at best hit and miss.

You questions leads me to believe you are curious about linux but with a limited understanding of Linux. This is fine. Anyone with a computer keeps hearing about this Linux thing. My advice is to Google the word linux and start familiarizing yourself about Linux. For a snapshot of the linux platforms check out this site: http://distrowatch.com/dwres.php?resource=major
If you are a average computer user, move slowly with linux.

There are Linux live CD's ISO's that be downloaded and then you can burn the ISO image to a CD/DVD disk. You can then boot these Live CD's and have a actual Linux OS to explore, all the time not changing anything to your Windows OS. Most people can move to linux as a dual boot Platform after some time and self education. I found it a very rewarding experience However I still use Windows due to some technical difficulties with Linux.
Hope this helps :)

Cheers
Wdhpr

Jojo Yee 06. Dec 2009 02:00 AM

When running on Linux, the best is to run the Linux applications natively. Running Windows applications through Wine sometimes does not get the results you might have expected. I tried Notepad++ through Wine, a lot of features were missed from the program. At the end, I chose to use Gedit, Bluefish or Screem to edit html files.

See also:
Best Free Software for Linux (more good software will be added to the list when we move forward)
Tips and Tricks for Ubuntu after Installation

Ritho 07. Dec 2009 07:03 PM

Truth be told, many, if not a majority, of Linux users dual boot, or run
Windows in a virtual machine. I use the latter choice, and run both XP and 7 in a virtual machine.

I have found that most simple windows programs will work well in wine for Linux. The simpler the program the better. Usually the more complex a program is the harder it is to get to run in wine.

You can opt to do it the other way around too, and run a Linux virtual machine on windows. Here are three different ways to use Linux directly in Windows.

1. http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/virtualbox
2. http://blogs.zdnet.com/hardware/?p=4171
3. http://www.andlinux.org/

dre 15. Dec 2009 06:42 PM

Has anyone experienced trouble of getting file sharing to work from Ubuntu 9.10 with Windows client/server? After updating samba even. Worked flawlessly with 9.04 and 8.04 as i can remember.

debtboy 15. Dec 2009 07:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dre (Post 18329)
Has anyone experienced trouble of getting file sharing to work from Ubuntu 9.10 with Windows client/server? After updating samba even. Worked flawlessly with 9.04 and 8.04 as i can remember.

Hi dre,
I'm currently running a samba server on my Mangaka-Chu (Debial/Ubuntu based distro) w/ no problems,
but I previously ran into a problem on Fedora w/ SELinux enabled, additional settings were needed,
but I disabled SELinux instead to get it to work.
Check if you have SELinux (security enhanced linux) enabled.

Other then that, it might be a firewall or your smb.conf file,
but again I'm not running Ubuntu 9.10

dre 15. Dec 2009 07:26 PM

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Originally Posted by debtboy (Post 18334)
Hi dre,
I'm currently running a samba server on my Mangaka-Chu (Debial/Ubuntu based distro) w/ no problems,
but I previously ran into a problem on Fedora w/ SELinux enabled, additional settings were needed,
but I disabled SELinux instead to get it to work.
Check if you have SELinux (security enhanced linux) enabled.

Other then that, it might be a firewall or your smb.conf file,
but again I'm not running Ubuntu 9.10

Hi

I'm currently running Windows 2003 server here at home. Setting up share from Ubuntu 9.10 and on the server. Previously Ubuntu with 8.04 and 9.04. Did not have any problems. Today i could not even share a folder, but updating samba sorted that out. In my place>network i can see my domain but it tells me unable to mount location>failed to retrieve share list from server. I have looked a bit on Ubuntu forums but no luck yet. Firewall is disabled. What to modify then in smb.conf? I have changed the workgroup to my server domain name. Thats all.

debtboy 15. Dec 2009 10:44 PM

Please post all of your smb.conf
and are you using a domain (ex.. \domain\user)

One more thing...
Do your connections work when using your local machine ip address
and not the computer name?


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