Yes, and is known as a dual-booting computer. Install Windows first, then your chosen distribution of Linux (Ubuntu is one example). You will be given the choice of which to use at the start of booting up the computer.
Asked in Microsoft Windows, Linux, C Programming
Can a C or CPP program compiled on Linux run on Windows and vice-versa assuming that both the OSs are loaded in and can run on the same machine?
No. Windows and Linux have different APIs and ABIs for programs to access. You cannot run Linux binaries on Windows, and you can only run Windows binaries on Linux if you have Wine installed. ...
Asked in Linux
Can you run Microsoft applications on Linux?
Yes and no. Linux will not run Windows applications by itself, however, there are ample tools written for Linux that permit you to run Windows applications on Linux. The open-source WINE software will run a majority of Windows software on Linux. You can even configure Linux to automatically recognize Windows applications and use WINE to run them. Alternatively, there's a wide variety of virtual machine products that permit you to run the Windows operating system as an application under Linux, and, in...
Asked in Linux
How do you run an windows or mac program on Linux?
You don't run macOS applications on Linux unless there's a Linux port. As far as Windows goes, there is Wine. Do note that it's not an emulator and it won't run perfectly with everything. ...
Asked in Linux, Windows XP
Why doesn't Windows software work with Linux?
Because Linux is not Windows. Windows programs do not run on Linux for the same reason you can't wear shirts on your legs. The parts that interface between the operating system and software (or your appendages and your clothing) don't work in the same way and aren't designed to interact with one another. However, you can emulate Windows programs under a virtual computer or using WINE to interface the Windows program with the Linux operating system. ...
Asked in Linux, Microsoft Windows
Why do Linux programs not run in Windows?
The 2 operating systems are different from each other. Linux programs aren't meant to work in Windows most of the time. If you want to run Linux programs in Windows, install cygwin, and compile them from source code. ...
Asked in Linux
What type of Linux is best for PC games?
All Linux distros have about the same capabilities as far as applications go. The key to playing any Windows games on Linux is the installation of Wine. Wine is a library that allows most (though certainly not all) Windows programs to be run on Linux. ...
Asked in Linux, Windows XP, Windows Vista
If you use Microsoft Office on a computer running Windows XP can you use the same software on a computer running Linux?
You can install and run Microsoft Office in Linux, yes. You will need to install it separately, however; you can't just run the programs off your Windowspartition in Linux. ...
Asked in Microsoft Windows
What is the purpose of an XP Windows application when using Linux?
Windows applications have no implicit purpose in a Linux system. They are not at all necessary for it to run. Unless you have Wine, an application binary layer to run Windows programs, they aren't even usable. ...
Asked in Microsoft Windows, Mac OS, Linux
Why won't Windows programs run directly in Linux?
For the same reason Linux binaries don't run in Windows. 1. They are structured completely differently. Linux uses ELF format; Windows uses PE format. 2. They use different methods of memory management. 3. The applications will likely rely on external libraries that simply won't be found on another operating system. ...
Asked in Linux Ubuntu
Is is possible to buy a desktop PC that runs Linux?
All pcs can run Linux. Specifically, you can download and run Ubuntu, which is Linux based. Any PC can run Ubuntu and/or dual-boot Windows and Ubuntu. ...
Asked in Technology, Linux
Can you run Linux or Windows on any machine?
with Linux you can run in almost any machine, but you need a minimal requirements and knowledge about the machine a example people cant run Linux in some cell phone has the power to run Linux but can´t because it is hard to get the information about the processor ...
Asked in Linux
Can you install Sun VirtualBox on Linux and run a Windows virtual machine?
Yes. There is a Linux port of Virtualbox and it runs Windows as well as any version of VB. ...
Asked in Grammar
What are the functions of a Linux?
Linux is a name for an operating system that was created by Linus Torvalds. It is an operating system in the since that you can run it like you would run Windows on a computer, but it is free. Linux is not an operating system in itself. Just like Windows is not an operating system in itself with Linux you have different distributions such as Linux Mint (which you should try) Just like you have Windows XP and Windows Vista Linux...
Asked in Linux
What are some software that can be run on Linux wine?
Linux wine allows the user to run Windows software when they are using a Linux operating system. One would like to do this if they like how Windows software works rather than the Linux equivalent, for example some people like Microsoft Office products. ...
Asked in Computers
Can your computer run properly without windows?
instead of windows you can have linux or mac. they are different, but you will know whats best for you when you try them, linux is free to download. but you need an operating system (windows, mac, linux or any other OS) for the computer to work ...
Is it good practice to run both windows and Linux in an enterprise architecture?
It is good practice to run Linux anywhere and everywhere, particularly on servers facing the Internet though. ...