Planet13 - 2:35 pm on Sep 25, 2013 (gmt 0)
Thanks for the detailed responses. They are a big help to someone new to learning Linux like myself.
Right now, I am sort of overwhelmed learning to use Linux, so for me, it is probably best to stick with some of the apps I already know. Down the line I can learn how to use some of the native linux apps.
For now, the less learning of new apps for me, the better. But yeah, the end game is to basically remove any trace of XP or any apps that depend on it by the time Apr 2014 rolls around.