BBOSAK2143 wrote:As I have said in a previous statement on this forum
As this is your first post, which previous statement was that?
Anyway, good luck with your studies and with your efforts to use Linux, rather than Windows, in college. I think the tide is turning (Canonical have played a big part in that, whether or not one is an Ubuntu user), so keep plugging away.
WINE works fine in SL, by the way. With WINE (in any distribution) it's better to install applications with separate prefixes (see e.g. WINE tips: Giving each Windows application its own environment
I have used Linux at work for several years now, although I do use Microsoft Office under WINE, both for compatibility with colleagues' documents but also because I have found it to be better than LibreOffice in some areas (although I'm happy to use LibreOffice for many things). The only time I have to use Windows at work is to check-in documents using Microsoft SharePoint (I can do everything in Linux except check-in: very annoying). But Linux really can be a perfectly viable substitute to Windows on the Desktop in business, so even more so in college where there should be more flexibility.