Question about Linux.

hendrik at hendrik at
Thu Nov 19 23:10:41 EST 2009

On Thu, Nov 19, 2009 at 06:44:40PM -0500, BPG wrote:
> What advantage would it be for me to change from XP to Linux?
> Will it run all of my Windows programs?
> Can I keep XP on my machine and change back and forth between Linux and XP?

There are multiple Linux distributions.  One that's recommended for 
beginners is Ubuntu.  You can download and burn an Ubuntu CD, or else 
get the company to send you one for free.  

Last time I looked, it was a so-called "live" CD, which means you can 
boot from it instead of your hard disk and have a running, but very 
slow,  Linux system to try out.  Slow because it is using your CD and 
RAM instead of your hard disk and RAM.

If you decide it's for you, you can have it install itself on your hard 
disk, either instead of or in addition to your Windows system (providing 
enought free disk space is available).  If in addition to, you get to 
choose at boot time which you boot.  You'll have to reboot wen you 
switch from one to the other.

Does anyone know if there's a gnucash on the Ubuntu live CD?

-- hendrik

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