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Old 12-17-2007, 01:50 PM   #1
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Question Just one more step away from quitting windows ...Plz Help


hi everyone,

i using windows and linux for last few months and now i completely want to quit windows.But there are some problems..
Plz provide approp. solution of the following

1) I want a good web designing tool for Linux as compared to Macromedia Dreamweaver for windows as i do a lot of webdesigning stuff.

2) I like a very good graphic editing tool like Adobe Photoshop for Linux.

3) My favourite game is age of empires. i want to play it in linux. is there any linux version for it.if yes if play it multiplayer using LAN and theserver is made in windows will i able to play it.

4) how can i setup a localhost in linux.

5)I also want to know is there any Macromedia Flash software for linux...

Thank you
 
Old 12-17-2007, 02:46 PM   #2
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2) The gimp is the best you'll find.
3) You can most likely run it with wine
4) Your distribution most likely already does this.
5) Yup. Adobe provides an official flash implementation for linux
 
Old 12-17-2007, 03:00 PM   #3
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Looks like more than one step....

I use Bluefish (not a WYSIWYG like Dreamweaver). There is also Nvu
You might check if Dreamweaver works with WINE/CrossOver. (For CrossOver, go to Codeweavers' site.)

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3) You can most likely run it with wine
I would not go quite so far. WINE will not run everything and nor will CrossOver (the commercial version of WINE)

Depending on your needs, you may want to keep windows in a dual-boot setup or running on a Virtual Machine (VM) such as Qemu, Xen, or VMWare
 
Old 12-17-2007, 03:04 PM   #4
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As for questions 1,2,3 - they can all be accomplished using Wine (applications) and Cedega (games).

#2 - there is a photoshop hack for the gimp that turns the interface into a photoshop lookalike. Check out http://freshmeat.net/redir/gimpshop/...page/index.php

Additionally, for further reading:

What to do before switching from Windows to Linux


Alternatives to Windows Programs



Five Ways to Use Windows Apps in Linux


Hope that helps!

Good luck.
 
Old 12-17-2007, 03:06 PM   #5
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I would not go quite so far. WINE will not run everything and nor will CrossOver (the commercial version of WINE)
I have personally ran Dreamweaver and Adobe Photoshop in Wine with perfect success.
 
  


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