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Linux and Windows?

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i want to run my TDK-velocd cd burner drive in a linux box, is this possible? Also, how well does linux run on AMD, personal opinions accepted. Lastly, what can you run on windows, that can run on linux, if anything? Sorry, kinda a n00by to linux... :blush:

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The "Tower of Power" in my apartment is all AMD 1.4GHz stuff and it's been running fine for a damn long time...

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"Is my hardware supported?" is just one of the fun games you get to play with Linux. Use a distribution with good hardware detection. AMD works great. If you play a lot of games with Windows say goodbye to them :)...there is a better/equivalent app for generally everything else.

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yeah, i wasn't looking for games, i was looking for:

Modem

cD-RW

cD-Rom

Floppy

ethernet

Video

I heard on rfa that Knoppix is wonderful for detecting that stuff right?

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yes, knoppix is great and can run from CD to get used to it without touching or losing your windows install.

As far as which windows apps will run on linux, the answer is none (without special software to emulate windows or intercept function calls like Virtual PC/Wine/etc... ). Windows programs are compiled to run on that platform only. To run on linux, you would have to compile on that platform. The executable file is not portable. That is why you find open source programs that ship with source code. That way YOU can compile on whatever system you WANT to compile on. (Although there are other technicalities as well, like whether the function calls exist, but that is a deeper topic)

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