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Taking the Linux Plunge: The Good and The Bad

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It’s been one week since the switch to Fedora. So Far, I’m not turning back. The Good Stuff:

* Boot up time is Quick. So quick I get frustrated at my wife’s state-of-the-art Winblows Laptop.

* Accessibility- I like KDE better than Gnome. I just think it’s more intuitive and is easier to work with.

* Applications- I miss Dragon Naturally Speaking, but just about every other Application I had I’ve found a replacement that works better.

The Good


Here’s the Bad:

* Windows Emulation- Sorry. Wine is about the worst thing I’ve ever experienced. I mentioned losing Dragon Naturally Speaking. There is a way to barely get it to work, but try to follow the programming on the Wine boards is impossible. I also lost a game I was in the middle of. I know getting Linux and then trying running Windows apps makes no sense, but once Ive made the investment in a commercial program, I don’t want to lose that investment. If something is advertised as allowing me to run these programs, it should work.

* Support- I don’t like to use the terminal.

The Bad




There is VM Ware that you

There is VM Ware that you could try for the Windows apps. From what I've read, you can run a virtual OS (Windows) right on the Linux desktop and have complete freedom to go between the two for any applications. That and they're independent of each other too.

It's a possible solution.

- Merlins Minute

Taking the Linux Plunge: The Ugly

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