Quote: Originally Posted by DancingmadRB3
Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1
Ubuntu is a linux distribution. It's totally different from Windows and it doesn't run Windows software. .
Not entirely true, by default it cant but there is something called Wine that is good at installing a good amount of windows software though not all of it.
Yes, I understand this...I'm a linux systems admin for a living. However, for the general joe who installs Ubuntu for the very first time, they need to realize that they simply cannot plop in their copy of Photoshop, or Office, or "whatever" game for Windows and install it within Linux. Personally, for me, if I go through the effort of not running Windows on the machine, I just prefer to not continue to run the Windows software. There seems to be plenty of alternatives out there which meet my needs. For games and such, I keep a Windows box available for home.