I'm being pushed away from XP. Here are the programs I like most. Will they run on Ubuntu?
- Lotus Word Pro
- Nikon camera software
- Old Printers software
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Welcome to Ubuntu. The answers to your question:
One thing to keep in mind is that the Ubuntu (or Xubuntu or whatever flavor you're going for) installer DVD or USB drive you create has a
Try Ubuntu option that starts running Ubuntu without touching your hard drive, so you can try things out.
You can even install things and write down what works for if you choose to install Ubuntu to your hard drive. The programs get installed into a RAM drive, so they don't touch your hard drive unless you open a file on your hard drive or something. So you can make sure that your camera software works or whatever else you want to try out. Just remember that if you run out of RAM, you can restart and try again.
Firefox and a CCleaner alternative called BleachBit (also available for Windows) are installable by opening the terminal (press Ctrl+Alt+T) and running the following
sudo apt install commands:
sudo apt install firefox
sudo apt install bleachbit
These programs will then appear in the start-menu-like thing of whatever Ubuntu flavor you're using.