Trying to DUMP Windows.... But

Cybe R. Wizard cybe_r_wizard at
Thu Mar 26 19:03:52 UTC 2009

NoOp <glgxg at>  said:
> On 03/26/2009 11:16 AM, Mark Haney wrote:
> ...
> > What I really gather from your email is that you want to install
> > linux and waltz into these apps and use them just like you do with
> > your Windows versions.  That attitude is likely to cause you
> > problems simply because linux is NOT Windows.  It has it's own way
> > of doing things that you may or may not like at first.  But going
> > in with the mindset that it will work just like Windows will cause
> > you to give up quickly and hate linux for being 'crappy' or 'not
> > windows'.
> > 
> > I suggest you play with a virtual machine install of linux (any
> > distro) or try as LIveCD or LIveDVD version of a distro before
> > going much farther.  There is a learning curve here and it's best
> > if you go in knowing that and being patient.
> Or, install as a Windows program using Wubi:
Or (my preferred method) install a second hard drive and put Ubuntu on
that, dual-booting until you get up to speed with Linux.

Cybe R. Wizard
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		"The Barsoom Project"

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