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Old 02-11-2013, 10:11 PM   #1
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is there a program that allows Linux to work with Windows programs ?


Is there a Linux program that allows the use of Windows programs , specifically Photoshop Elements 10, American Systems Print Screen Deluxe 5, Exel files, CPUID CPUZ, etc. ?
I'd want a program that just installs itself from a menu and without any code commands in Terminal. 'Cause I have never learned DOS, and am just a GUI guy like Windows XP & 7.

Right now Linux Mint Maya 13 is doing alright on my Pentium 4 Dell 280GX, with the one hardware addition of a Nvidia graphics card, and I'm getting used to it ok. It has only 2 GB of RAM, and I wonder if more would be helpful, when handling large drives of 30,000 jpegs, which presently slow it down to a crawl.
 
Old 02-11-2013, 10:34 PM   #2
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WINE is probably what you're looking for, however it doesn't work with every Windows program. You can check the WINE documentation to see if any of the programs you're interested in work well in WINE.

By the way, if you plan on using Linux long-term, you need to start getting familiar with the command line. You will encounter problems from time to time that require you to use the command line, so it'd be better to get over your fear of it before that time comes than during.
 
Old 02-11-2013, 10:48 PM   #3
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Hi Alx:

These webpages might help.

http://linux.softpedia.com/get/Syste...Wine-148.shtml

Wine on Windows:
http://wiki.winehq.org/WineOnWindows

Linux and commandline:
http://linuxcommand.org/

Getting to know your distribution will help.
Official documentation
http://www.linuxmint.com/documentation.php

Also; just a suggestion GIMP is an amazing Graphics Application and if it did not come with your distribution you may find that you like it. I have not went back to Paint Shop Pro in 3 years.
http://www.gimp.org/

Hope this helps

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Old 02-11-2013, 10:58 PM   #4
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Photoshop Elements 10
you will need to install it on win7 FIRST
then use the windows program "regedit" to copy the needed parts on the MS windows System Registry over to the wine version of the
"MS windows System Registry"

even there are NO guaranties
photoshop mostly DOSE NOT RUN in wine

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American Systems Print Screen Deluxe 5,
??
unknown but not likely , probably will NOT work ? but it might

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Exel files,
run LibreOffice
a free opensource Office suite
http://www.libreoffice.org
 
Old 02-11-2013, 11:07 PM   #5
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you can work with large number of images with Image Magick
 
Old 02-12-2013, 02:32 AM   #6
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!! lots of replies !~! .... thanks ..

as for the Command line, no thanks. If it's necessary, then that will be the limit where I stop learning about Linux. Back in 1992, I had a brush with DOS, 'near death experience formatting some output, and avoided computers altogether until Windows XP in 2002. 'Just a GUI for me. I really hate, not just fear, using DOS, messing with BIOS screens, etc. I have Windows 7 on two machines, which are my mainstay. The Linux is a curiousity, hobby thing, but not necessary, and evidently, I'm not going very far into it, until it evolves into a more accessible form.
 
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Linux operating systems do not use "DOS "
though there is "doxbox" to run programs in the DOS language


but typing is involved
 
Old 02-12-2013, 04:33 AM   #8
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!! lots of replies !~! .... thanks ..

as for the Command line, no thanks. If it's necessary, then that will be the limit where I stop learning about Linux. Back in 1992, I had a brush with DOS, 'near death experience formatting some output, and avoided computers altogether until Windows XP in 2002. 'Just a GUI for me. I really hate, not just fear, using DOS, messing with BIOS screens, etc. I have Windows 7 on two machines, which are my mainstay. The Linux is a curiousity, hobby thing, but not necessary, and evidently, I'm not going very far into it, until it evolves into a more accessible form.
Linux is not for you. Stick to Windows. Linux does not yet have hardcore graphics programs and it does require using the command line from time to time.

(yeah I am aware of gimp but it's not in the same class as photoshop)
 
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Linux is not for you. Stick to Windows. Linux does not yet have hardcore graphics programs and it does require using the command line from time to time.

(yeah I am aware of gimp but it's not in the same class as photoshop)
I have to agree with this. You will become very frustrated with Linux and be annoyed that programs you expect to be able to use from Windows will not work. To use Linux you do need to be willing to change how you use your computer and to learn some simple commands in the terminal. It is possible to use, for example, Ubuntu or Linux Mint without resorting to the command line but if your attitude is one of "I will never use the command line" then if you do come across a problem it will be much more difficult if not impossible to solve.
 
Old 02-12-2013, 10:21 AM   #10
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The machine with Linux is usable for internet browsing, simple file handling, and music, video movie watching, plus undoubtedly other things, without using the command lines. I will leave it on there, no need to give up entirely, or uninstall it. It works great, as you all know, and will be just fine whether I use it alot or don't.
 
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Have a look at this http://wiki.linuxquestions.org/wiki/...ndows_software
 
  


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