Dear Mr Looi,
Thank you for your questions. I will try to answer them as best I can
and hope that you will give Linux a try.
- Many members have linux installed notebook computers. I
personally, have been using Linux on my notebook since 2005.
- The linux laptops are able to access the internet via network
cables and wireless networks as well. Some wireless network adapters
may need more time to set up for access to the internet.
- Data files like documents, pictures, music, videos and
spreadsheets are mostly compatible whether you download onto linux or
windows or even Mac OS. Application installation files will be
different. Linux installation files will be different from windows
installation files and are generally incompatible. However, there are
ways to make some windows programs run on linux and also some linux
programs run on windows.
- You can access most websites using linux installed laptops which
are setup properly. I use linux for DBS, UOB internet banking, YouTube,
Facebook and many others. There are some sites which insist on a
particular browser version, say IE 7 which i do not have and thus
cannot view it. These are very few and far between.
I hope this gives you the right expectation about Linux, as one article
provided to you by a fellow member has mentioned, Linux is different
from Windows. Some ways Linux does things are different but it doesn't
mean that its bad, it might actually be better than windows.
looi eng isme wrote:
I need your member help to answer my queries here.
Does any of the members have linux installed notebook computers ?
Can the linux installed laptop access internet ?
Is the files downloaded from internet in the llinux installed
laptop compatible with window installed laptop ?
Can we access all the websites using linux installed laptop ?