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Can someone help me to move from Windows 7 to Linux ?

asked 2012-08-23 12:01:39 -0500

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I am currently using Windows 7 and want to move to Linux.

What I thing on Fedora Is Photoshop. Is fedora work with wine that I can run my photoshop their.

Do someone idea how I can make my move. For now I just want to install it as dual-boot. Someone can give me guideline is what is best for me to get fedora used.

What I thing is (i need apps that will run only on win are very few and If I can run them as wine then it's not create any problem)

What do you thing. What should I do in my case.

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answered 2012-08-23 14:35:46 -0500

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Are common questions that many have to migrate to Linux.

You can do a dual boot to go step by step migrating to Linux, can run Photoshop under wine but may have unexpected crashes; or you can use a virtual machine "VirtualBox" Under Fedora Linux. You can also use Gimp.

How to install Fedora 17 dual boot?

Video (as example)


When you get to the part(0:59): which type of installation would you like?

Select "Shrink Current System"

Remember to download the corresponding ISO, to your PC 32 or 64 bit

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answered 2012-08-24 06:22:21 -0500

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Install Fedora 17 Dual-Boot Process ?

  • FIRST - Make a BACKUP of important things. Never do anything without a prior backup, specialy shrink a hard-disk.
  • Before you start the installation process, you must :

have enough unpartitioned disk space for the installation of Fedora, or have one or more partitions that may be deleted, thereby freeing up enough disk space to install Fedora.

please see step 4. Do You Have Enough Disk Space?

How to: Install Fedora 17 on Windows 7 Dual Boot

Program will run only on win ?

you have some options.

  • run windows 7 in a Virtualbox Machine as a guest (you have to have enough RAM for it, or you will have problems with performance).
  • see if windows program run well in wine, This is the Wine Application Database (AppDB). Here you can get information on application compatibility with Wine.
  • or you can use PlayOnLinux is a graphical front-end for the Wine software compatibility layer which aims to simplify the installation of Windows-based applications and especially games on Linux. The system provides wrapper shell scripts with a .pol filename extension that specify the configuration of Wine needed in order to install and run a particular application. ( download , Supported software ) .
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answered 2012-08-28 12:59:49 -0500

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If you are running a reasonably recent PC with a processor that has hardware support for virtualization (most computers made in the last 3 - 5 years does have VM support), I can recommend using a VM (my choice is VirtualBox) as the least intrusive quickest route to a dual use computer. Both OSs are running so any tools you need from either are available for use. If you are experienced with Windows and not Fedora, I'd recommend using Win 7 as the host with Fedora as the guest. That way you can make mistakes and easily recover while coming up to speed with Linux. As I say, this is the least intrusive way to start, you can always move to a true dual boot at a later time once you're comfortable with Linux.

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