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    I'm going to cable internet(finally!) and planning on setting up a home network with wireless capabilities when i get a laptop for Xmas. The used laptops that i see for sale on ebay dont come with any OS and thought about Linux since its free. I'm a noob so would a laptop with Linux and my desktop with windows work ok on a network? will Windows software work on Linux? thanks

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    it will be VERY hard for u to install window software for linux. u will need to se if the company will make a differnt format filie so linux can read it. also, all the installing will have to be done on the console in linux.
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    getting linux and windows to talk on a network isn't difficult. depending on what software you want to use you may have a little trouble getting the software you want on Linux. Forutunatly for me my open-source addiction has made switching between windows and Linux easy since most of the software is the same for both.
    I've gone too far and need to move on!

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    you don't need to use Windows Softwares. there are always alternatives available. we can help you find them if you tell us what you want.
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