Question about Linux.

Manfred Usselmann usselmann.m at
Fri Nov 20 02:26:54 EST 2009

On Thu, 19 Nov 2009 20:57:31 -0500
Robert Heller <heller at> wrote:

> At Thu, 19 Nov 2009 18:44:40 -0500 BPG <bigskypa at> wrote:
> > 
> > What advantage would it be for me to change from XP to Linux?
> > 
> > Will it run all of my Windows programs?
> With WINE installed it will run *some* of them.

Could be some, none or all, depending on which Windows programs he is
using. ;-) 

> > Can I keep XP on my machine and change back and forth between Linux
> > and XP?
> Yes.  You can either set up as a dual boot system OR install some sort
> of 'virtualization' system and run one or the other as a 'virtual
> system'. This would allow you to run both at the same time.

E.g. Virtualbox. I like the seamless mode, which allows me to see
Windows and Linux windows at the same time on the host desktop.


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