The problem: I need to use some windows/mac software for work but I want to keep doing my daily work on Linux
I figured I could use the computer provided to me (that is currently running Linux but on another partition runs windows) to connect to a vps with a Desktop enviroment.
I could then use the vps to do my daily work while using the windows partition to run the
Linux is often considered as a geeky OS when compared to Windows and Mac OS X, however, over the past few years it has become much more easier to use and almost emulates a desktop environment which is similar to Windows and Mac.There are several popular Linux Distros like Ubuntu, Fedora, JoliCloud, Linux Mint and more which are now widely used by people.
So here's the story. Please excuse any incorrect terminology, I'm not really knowledgeable in the Windows server realm.
My company, pre-me-being-employed-by-them, has a "server" built out of consumer desktop parts, running Windows Server 2003. It's the domain controller, i.e. each Windows PC (we have ~20) logs in through centrally-controlled usernames and passwords.
The perceived inability to run windows applications on Linux is what keeps many individuals from trying Linux. It turns out that it is possible to run many popular Windows applications on Linux PCs using one of several software technologies. Products that will allow Windows applications to run on Linux include:
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