Chapter 19. Penguins at the Gates

Working with Ubuntu in a Windows World

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Despite the rapidly growing popularity of Linux, it’s still very much a Windows world. If you’re anything like me, you’ll often find yourself working with people who use Windows, so it’s important to know how to make Ubuntu happily coexist with Microsoft’s ubiquitous OS. Fortunately, Linux is just about the most accommodating operating system available and has no problems sharing files, reading Windows disks, and so forth. In fact, your Ubuntu programs probably support a wider range of file formats than their Windows equivalents; on more than one occasion I’ve tried to open ...

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