Few questions before moving from Windows to Linux Ubuntu
kassube at gmx.net
Tue Feb 26 12:20:53 UTC 2008
Asif Kilwani wrote:
> 1. Can Linux and Windows to be installed same time? Can I choose which
> OS to boot?
Yes, but before you do the installation, make a backup of your data.
Otherwise you may be in trouble when you shrink your Windows partition to
make room for Linux. Sometimes this step fails.
> 2. During Windows can i switch to Linux and vice versa
Only if you use one of the systems in a virtual machine. Check out
VirtualBox or Vmware - both are available for Linux and Windows.
> 3. Will Linux automatically load the drivers of all installed hardware
> or I've to install separately?
Not all hardware is supported, because some manufacturers don't release
specification for their hardware and also don't deliver drivers for
Linux. But you can test most of your hardware with a Live CD without
installing anything. That is much slower than the real installation,
though, because all the software is squeezed onto a single CD. But for
testing hardware support it should be a good starting point.
> 4. Will giant software developers like Adobe softwares will work on
Only a few commercial programs are available for Linux, Adobe Reader is
one of them. However, there are many programs available as free software
which are a viable replacement for commercial software. If you tell us
which programs you intend to use, someone might tell you a free
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