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If I Switch To Linux, Can I Keep My Icons?

Sunday, February 16th, 2014 by | Filed Under: Quick Tips

Dennis from NJ writes:

Hello,if I replace my older system XP,with Linux Ubuntu will I still have my icons from my desk top,etc ? Please advise of such before I install.

Dennis, you will still have icons on your desktop, but they will not be the same icons you have with your XP system. Linux Ubuntu or any other version of Linux is a completely different operating system. 

Any files or programs you wish to keep from XP, you will need to transfer to a drive and then move the files back to your computer once the Linux installation is complete. Linux does not run Windows programs, so you will need to find Linux compatible versions of programs you use or install a Windows emulator that will allow you to run some Windows programs.

~ Cynthia

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One Response to “If I Switch To Linux, Can I Keep My Icons?”

  1. Dee B. Sonnenburg says:

    Hi Cynthia,
    I was wondering. If I choose to use Linux or Ubuntu, what browsers will be available to me and do I in fact have to use the facilitator “Conduit” as part of my browser? Conduit has given me lots of grief in both of my computers from which I have not been able to recover. Thank you so much for your response.

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