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Ubuntu Linux - Frequently Asked Questions
Yes! There are at least two ways to do this. Some programs can install successfully with the aid of a program called Automatix. Automatix is a program that is used to very quickly and easily install some of the most popular and most requested applications by Ubuntu users (such as Adobe Photoshop, or Google Earth). Another option is to use VMware. VMware allows you to create a "Virtual Machine" onto which you can install Windows. Windows can then be run inside of Ubuntu so that it is as if you are running two different operating systems side by side!
However, you are encouraged to try Linux alternatives to popular software that was designed to run on Windows. An example that was mentioned earlier was Open Office. It is an open-source office suite which includes feature-rich software such as Writer (Equivalent to Microsoft Word), Calc (Equivalent to Excel), Impress (Equivalent to Powerpoint), Base (Equivalent to Access), Draw (Similar to CorelDRAW), and Math (Similar to Microsoft Equation Editor). This is just one of thousands of high-quality alternatives to using Windows based software.
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