Regarding Linux with accesory softwarez

United States
September 14, 2009 9:01pm CST
So, if you have Windows originally as your default Operating system. After while, you are getting tired of Windows due to many reasons, maybe vulnerable to virus attack or so. Now, you switch it from Windows to Linux, I just wonder how do you make those accessory softwarez compatible with Linux, like Ubuntu? For instance, the accessory software like Printer software, and scanner software. They usually specified to be installed in Windows series or Mac; Now it didn't mention about Linux. How should I solve this problem?
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@ferdzNK (3214)
• Philippines
19 Sep 09
When I was looking for an old Windows driver of a wireless LAN card, I found some in linux specific sites. So if ever you would need one there's definitely one out there available. For linux I've only tried so far distros or live disc and what surprise me is that they run on my PC without any installation just the mere boot. Applications are ready to run, I could browse the internet without installing my LAN driver, though I haven't tried printing something yet with my printer. I think it would be a good idea to install it side by side first with windows(multi-boot) so that if ever your migration woes would be very minimal.
• United States
20 Sep 09
I haven't tried any of those yet, and hopefully like what you said, they would work fine. I am extremely in fond of Linux now, rather than Windows. It is more reliable, and much user friendly.