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MrWizard
post Mar 12 2016, 12:37 PM
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I recently installed a dual boot Win10/Linux Mint Cinnamon scheme on my computer. The reason I did this was so that some resource-intensive programs (software) might run better. Some folks suggest that "Windows stuff" has quite a bit of "fluff" or bloatware included, which may or may not be correct. Anyway, that is my motivation for installing and running Linux. Perhaps that was/is misguided. At this time, I'm trying out various applications; Mozilla Firefox, the Menu, desktop, folders (which is like Windows Explorer), etc. Just getting my feet wet, a little at a time.

I have several applications that I'd like to run under Linux, to make a general comparison about how well they run; speed, memory, etc. For example, I have purchased programs like Mathcad, Mathematica, AutoCAD, etc., and I'm not sure how to do that. Normally, executable programs have a .exe extension; you just double click on them and go. When I do that under Linux, I get an error message from an application called "Archive Manager" that says there was an error while loading the archive.

Thanks in advance for whatever help folks might be able to provide, and double-extra-thanks if you can do it without using a lot of esoteric jargon or acronyms only known by the secret Linux inner-circle.

Mike
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- MrWizard   Running "Old" Software   Mar 12 2016, 12:37 PM
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