Yep, I wouldn’t have bought it to upgrade the other laptop, it’s bad enough I decided to get a decent office suite with this one—open office and uni equipment don’t mix well, especially if students working on the same projects have different office programs.. it just gets annoying.
Alright, I’ll keep that in mind :)
I bought 7 so I could play some games that I had (I bought my computer with Ubuntu pre-installed on it). The installation went pretty easy, but if you’re going to do it, make sure you have Windows installed first, then install Ubuntu. I usually prep my partitions first, then install Windows, then install Ubuntu, then install all my applications. It takes a couple days, but once you have it set up, it’s no big deal to work with it.
I like Open Office (now Libre Office), but you’re right about it not playing nice with Microsoft Office sometimes. Sad, really.
I’ve worked on parallel desktops before (my sister had lent me her old iMac with OSX and OS 9 on it for applications like Photoshop and stuff), so I wouldn’t mind switching every now and then, really.
Yes, one would think that it should be easier, considering it’s just bullets and paragraphs and stuff *is disappoint*
It is disappointing when things don’t work the way they should. I think MS Office puts little things in to make it difficult for Open Office to work with it’s documents. *grumble grumble*
Switching between desktops on Linux and Windows isn’t too hard, but you do have to reboot. I’m not sure what Parallels does (I’ve never had a Mac), but I’m sure it’s similar.