"Face it, it's a Windows world. Whether you use Linux on your
home system or at your job, the chances are that you have to work
with Windows users and their systems, and, more important, that you
exchange data with them on a regular basis. Or maybe you'd like to
use Linux in your work environment, but you're facing the dual
obstacles of convincing the powers that be to let you ditch Windows
and of figuring out exactly what to do once you get permission. Or
perhaps you just want to switch your home system over to Linux, and
you're wondering if it will create problems with the Windows
documents you bring home every week..."
"Total World Domination for Linux would certainly make things
easier for everyone using Linux, but the simple fact is that that
won't happen any time soon. There are many operating systems out
there, and 90 percent of the desktops are running Windows."
"There are basically four main areas where Linux can
interoperate with Windows. You may have to exchange files, share
resources, run alien apps, or perhaps create new programs. With any
luck you'll have to deal with only one or two of these at a time,
but on large, long-term projects expect to see all four. Let's
examine them one at a time."
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