Linux questions

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  1. mmitt

    mmitt New Member

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    I like my Windows Vista laptop, but the frequent errors are starting to bother me. Im wondering whether Linux might be a better choice, or whether I could run a dual boot. I have to be able to use microsoft office though, and i dont know if Linux could do that. On that note, are there frequent compatability issues with Linux? I really know nothing about the different forms of Linux, so which would be good for someone who sucks at command line interfaces? Thanks for dealing with another noob...
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    Axis Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Ubuntu is best for someone not exactly fluent in the command line. OpenOffice for Linux should be able to open and edit all of your MS Office files.
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    Ok cool. But it would definently be able to? I am using it for school so it would be very important. What about dual boot? Is that even possible?
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    Cyanidepoison Active Member

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    OpenOffice.org has been around in various forms for longer than Microsoft Office. It can do pretty much everything.

    And dual-booting is not only possible, but the ability to do it is included with 90% of the Linux distributions I've seen, including Ubuntu.
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    Ok cool! I'll Download the iso today. Idk if i have a disk that big though

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    dabomb1022 Banned

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    just put it on a flash drive and run umenu.exe and click install inside windows, now when you start up it will always have a choice to boot windows or ubuntu
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    Lol i wish i had known that 5 minutes ago... I had my dad bring a 700MB CD back from his office and am now burning it. Ok well thanks man thats good to know ^^
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    why don't u use wubi??? it's the really easy way to do it...
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    GRRR i wish i was getting these responses yesterday. O well I can't do anything now

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    so you ended installing it ... doh
    well i'm in process of isntalling it in My MBP but i0m having trouble with rEFIT

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