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ok so have ubuntu installed now...trying to learn it all
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ok so have ubuntu installed now...trying to learn it all
Avoid the GUI for the package manager if you want to even learn the most basic of things. Plus, I feel like GUI frontend often screws up a lot. Gave up on it after one week. Then it was all about "sudo apt-get update/upgrade/install/remove/purge" and adding the right PPAs.
     
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Cisco tools are available for GNU/Linux, you'll have no problem with that.
Thunderbird or almost any other e-mail application can replace Outlook and connect to Exchange servers.
LibreOffice can replace MS Office.
SC2 works out of box with Wine.
When running a VM of Windows, remember that VMs don't handle graphic intense things very well. Don't expect to have the Aero theme running and don't expect to be able to play games in a VM.

As a heads up, all this over a botched MBR is a bit overboard, but if it has given you a chance to open your mind to another solution for an OS, good for you.
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You say you want to make that switch over one bad patch you are going to have loads of fun in Ubuntu. I suggest you go to the Ubuntu support forms and see what those poeple deal with. There is no such thing as a problem free OS. I tried to switch over to linux a few years ago but decided just to use both. Here is what will happen. You will switch over to linux then you are going to have to jump through all sorts of hoops just to get your linux machine to behave the same exact way your windows machine did. So you will end up going the long way just to end up back where you were. Then you will probably discover WINE and despite people telling you it runs things better than windows you will find out for yourself that WINE is horrible compared to windows and then you will find yourself once again installing windows.
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You say you want to make that switch over one bad patch you are going to have loads of fun in Ubuntu. I suggest you go to the Ubuntu support forms and see what those poeple deal with. There is no such thing as a problem free OS. I tried to switch over to linux a few years ago but decided just to use both. Here is what will happen. You will switch over to linux then you are going to have to jump through all sorts of hoops just to get your linux machine to behave the same exact way your windows machine did. So you will end up going the long way just to end up back where you were. Then you will probably discover WINE and despite people telling you it runs things better than windows you will find out for yourself that WINE is horrible compared to windows and then you will find yourself once again installing windows.
then you go back to windows and facepalm cause after using linux you realize its much better than windows... game for a little bit, get back on your desktop and instantly have a tear roll down your cheek so you boot back into linux
Kinda meh now...
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And how is it better?
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