Is there a way that I can access my Vista stuff whilst in Linux without having to reboot. - Eg - for my sins, I use Picasa as my most basic photo viewing/editing program (in Vista) - I'd like to be able to access my Vista Picasa folders in my Linux Picasa Folders.
I have to admit that I really am a nebie to Linux and find navigating quite difficult, having used Windows for years. For example, downloading software in Windows, is as simple as clicking on the download icon. - In Linux however, I'm totally lost - it downloads, then opens in a window with options to Extract and lots of other confusing options. - So help on this downloading within Linux would be really appreciated.
I've googled on linux stuff but have stayed away from downloading or installing because I just don't really know what I'm doing. Open source is so different from windows.
So basically I'd love some help in general and to find out if it's possible thru other programs to access one OS whilst in the other. I came across something called "PuTTy" which is a free Telnet/SSH Client (????) - I bookmarked it and then left it alone cos I have no idea what a Telnet/SSH client is..?? !!!!!!!!!!
I'm quite sure that I'm going to be told to "stay away from what you don't know", but I would like to learn more, as I truly believe that Linux is far superior to Windows if I can just master the art. My old habit was to simply download whatever looked good in Vista - but not with Linux.
Cheers all and hope for some good "easy-to-understand" info / help.
The other question that I forgot to ask is with respect to antivirus/spyware etc - Are there programs that I can install that will work on both OS's - such as AVG, - I just want to keep my laptop up-to-date and protected - so I think that what I'm trying to find out is if I run AVG for example, will it access the hard drive in it's entirety so therefore scanning both OS's...???? Am I way off base here ??
Edited by nat, 20 January 2008 - 07:17 PM.