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Is Linux compatible with Windows?
By default, Linux runs only programs that were made specifically for Linux. Fortunately, there are tens of thousands of these, so it's not usually a problem! But if there's a Windows program or game you really want to run, you need to use a special compatability layer called Wine: this is designed to enable many common Windows programs, such as Microsoft Word, Spotify or Half-Life 2, to run on Linux. Many apps work out of the box with Wine, often faster than they do on Windows. Others work less well, and still others don't work at all - you need to try it and see. Work is always taking place to improve Wine and make it compatible with more Windows apps, so each time you get a new distro you should try your old apps again to see if they have started working.
Will Linux run on a Mac?
Will Linux run on a netbook?
Does Linux support NTFS? Can Linux read FAT32?

 

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Is Linux compatible with Windows?
By default, Linux runs only programs that were made specifically for Linux. Fortunately, there are tens of thousands of these, so it's not usually a problem! But if there's a Windows program or game you really want to run, you need to use a special compatability layer called Wine: this is designed to enable many common Windows programs, such as Microsoft Word, Spotify or Half-Life 2, to run on Linux. Many apps work out of the box with Wine, often faster than they do on Windows. Others work less well, and still others don't work at all - you need to try it and see. Work is always taking place to improve Wine and make it compatible with more Windows apps, so each time you get a new distro you should try your old apps again to see if they have started working. More specifically, yes, Wine can run Microsoft Office and World of Warcraft, but iTunes is a bit unstable. If you're looking for a good equivalent to iTunes on Linux, try Banshee, Rhythmbox, Amarok or Songbird. Generally speaking, games on Linux won't look quite as good as they do on Windows - some graphical effects in World of Warcraft, for example, don't work on Linux yet. That said, work is taking place to make Linux every bit as good at gaming as Windows is.
Will Linux run on a Mac?
Yes, Linux runs just fine on a Mac. The Ubuntu distribution has a great tutorial online about how to switch to Ubuntu from a Mac.
Will Linux run on a netbook?
Believe it or not, the first netbooks created ran nothing but Linux, so, yes, Linux absolutely works well with netbooks! Intel itself puts a lot of effort into developing Linux for netbooks, so you'll find that Linux runs absolutely fine on all netbook models around.
Does Linux support NTFS? Can Linux read FAT32?
Yes, out of the box.

 

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