Does my data(apps, images etc.) go over to Linux when switching from Windows?

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  • GitHub repo winapps

    Run Windows apps such as Microsoft Office/Adobe in Linux (Ubuntu/Fedora) and GNOME/KDE as if they were a part of the native OS, including Nautilus integration.

    PDFs are no issue. Microsoft Office isn't available natively on the desktop, but the web version works fine. You can also run MS Office via something like WinApps if you can handle a VM. However, for general usage that's overkill, as there are plenty of Linux compatible alternatives, such as LibreOffice (installed on Ubuntu by default), OnlyOffice, WPS Office, etc.

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