remoulder wrote:Similar post have been made countless times on these forums, please browse/search this and the chat forum and you should find the answers.
nibbler wrote:I've always been a Windows user.... Yes I know I deserve to be hung from the nearest lamp post but I am beginning to see the error of my ways and am looking at switching away from Microsoft after playing with Windows 8. I do have a couple of questions that I need to get answered before I decide to take the plunge.
My current system is an Phenom Quad running at 2.3GHz with 8GB DDR2 RAM, GTX 260 Graphics Card and 1TB drive So I know it will handle Linux with ease but I need some clarification regarding some of the programs I currently use.
I know that I can use programs like Libre Office or Open Office to replace Microsoft Office but my biggest concern is iTunes and World of Warcraft. In my iTunes library I have approximately 600 albums and 300 podcasts that I listen to both on my PC and my iPod Nano 5th Generation so I need a program that is not only a media player but will manage my podcasts and will allow me to update my iPod. With regards to World of Warcraft I know it is a windows program but I have heard that some people have got it running on Linux so I was wondering if anyone here had done it and if so how easy was it or am I going to have to keep with Windows at least for gaming?
teilnehmer wrote:I'd like to chime in regarding the office suites: I can't share the pessimism. Unless you make books with MS Word (which you shouldn't ), standard formatting works well with Office files. Excel can be more tricky, but still works okay. Plus, I found I don't share documents all that often, so mainly I'm saving in ODT (the open document format) anyway. Just to add voice to it not being such a big leap. Also, you can always create a PDF if you want to send someone something to read.
teilnehmer wrote:Can't say anything to iTunes, sorry. It's a very closed platform, so that may get ugly...
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