Linux for Home Users
merged into Xandross OS, which is based on Corel Linux. This is a Debian-type
version, and can be installed without much fuss after resizing the Windows
partition. Xandross contains Crossover office, which is a refined retail version
of WINE that lets you install and run many Microsoft apps.
applications in Linux
have been ported over to Linux, other run with a program called WINE (Wine is
Not an Emulator). Crossover, commercially available software also lets you use
your Windows programs on Linux. VMWare is another program that lets you run
Windows under Linux. Now many software companies have started developing high
end software for Linux.
The cool thing
about Linux is that most software is free, and you can legitimately use them
without worrying about piracy. If you’re worried that Linux won‘t look as pretty
as windows can, all you have to do is check out some of the cool Linux
interfaces and Window managers. But you don’t find a lot of multimedia titles
for Linux. And if you’re into a lot of these, Windows is in the way to go. So if
you have a PC that runs both, you can easily switch between the two, and get the
best of both worlds.
About The Author
Pawan Bangar, Technical Director, Birbals, India.