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Old 11-27-2011, 02:48 PM   #1
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I really don't want to go back to using windows but need to run Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Dreamweaver, I've been searching the www but can't find any info on running said software on Linux Mint.. I will have to lose Mint to reinstall windows too.
Can anyone here please let me know if there is a solution?
 
Old 11-27-2011, 02:52 PM   #2
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Hi...
I really don't want to go back to using windows but need to run Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Dreamweaver, I've been searching the www but can't find any info on running said software on Linux Mint.. I will have to lose Mint to reinstall windows too.
Can anyone here please let me know if there is a solution?
Honestly IMO if you want to run Windows Apps you should duel boot windows and do it their or you could run them in a VM as well. But you can try running them with wine (Wine is not a Emulater). Its a compatability layer that may give you your solution.
http://appdb.winehq.org/ search for apps and see if they work or not or how to get them to work to run via wine.
 
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Old 11-27-2011, 03:08 PM   #3
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Thank you for your reply... I have to confess, I am a total newb with Linux, I've been using it for a while now but have no idea about how to install things, I did try to install wine before but the download didn't have an exe file :S
 
Old 11-27-2011, 03:09 PM   #4
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Hi...
I really don't want to go back to using windows but need to run Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Dreamweaver, I've been searching the www but can't find any info on running said software on Linux Mint.. I will have to lose Mint to reinstall windows too.
Can anyone here please let me know if there is a solution?
Possible solutions, in order of convenience:
  1. Ask Adobe how to get the Linux compatible version of their programs.
  2. Find Linux compatible programs which do the same work.
  3. Run the Windows programs in Wine.
  4. Setup a Windows virtual machine and install programs there.
  5. Setup a dual-boot system with Windows on a separate partition, reboot into Windows as to run the programs.
  6. Setup a separate computer with Windows to run the programs.

You really want to try 1-4 first because they are the least disruptive.
 
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Old 11-27-2011, 03:17 PM   #5
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I did try to install wine before but the download didn't have an exe file :S
Linux software doesn't come in .EXE files. Linux software usually comes in two forms.
  • packages - Packages contain precompiled binaries specifically for your system. Your distro most likely has one or more repositories of packages.
  • source - Computer program source code files usually distributed in .tar archives

If Mint uses the same package management system as Ubuntu (ie Apt), then you should be able to install Wine at the command line:

Code:
sudo apt-get install wine
If you are not comfortable with the command line then you can search for wine in the graphical package manager application.
 
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Old 11-27-2011, 03:44 PM   #6
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Linux alternatives:

Adobe Dreamweaver: Aptana, KompoZer

Adobe Illustrator: Inkscape
 
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Old 11-27-2011, 04:03 PM   #7
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Is the location of the downloaded file important to the installation, because I've tried before and it feels to me like it cant find the tar file, it goes into 'downloads' folder.. Maybe if I put the file in a different place I could solve my problem...


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Linux software doesn't come in .EXE files. Linux software usually comes in two forms.
  • packages - Packages contain precompiled binaries specifically for your system. Your distro most likely has one or more repositories of packages.
  • source - Computer program source code files usually distributed in .tar archives

If Mint uses the same package management system as Ubuntu (ie Apt), then you should be able to install Wine at the command line:

Code:
sudo apt-get install wine
If you are not comfortable with the command line then you can search for wine in the graphical package manager application.
 
Old 11-27-2011, 04:06 PM   #8
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I have tried these apps but they just don't have the flexibility of the Adobe stuff, I tried a few tutorials to get up to speed but it's impossible (for me) to match the level of skill I have with Adobe


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Linux alternatives:

Adobe Dreamweaver: Aptana, KompoZer

Adobe Illustrator: Inkscape
 
Old 11-27-2011, 04:28 PM   #9
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Is the location of the downloaded file important to the installation, because I've tried before and it feels to me like it cant find the tar file, it goes into 'downloads' folder.. Maybe if I put the file in a different place I could solve my problem...
No, you are most likely doing it wrong. Mint most likely has a package for Wine. I recommend checking the package manager application first.

Official User Guide - Linux Mint Main Edition has instructions beginning on page 33.

I'm at a disadvantage because I've never used Mint. Hopefully someone with some Mint-fu will step in here.
 
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Old 11-27-2011, 04:36 PM   #10
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I used Ubuntu before and someone said they are basically the same, and that Mint is made from Ubuntu.. I will check out that guide and try again, thank


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No, you are most likely doing it wrong. Mint most likely has a package for Wine. I recommend checking the package manager application first.

Official User Guide - Linux Mint Main Edition has instructions beginning on page 33.

I'm at a disadvantage because I've never used Mint. Hopefully someone with some Mint-fu will step in here.
 
Old 11-28-2011, 03:13 AM   #11
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I got wine running ... I got the Adobe exe and it started running it in wine :O I was like OMFG.... It got to the end and then nothing happened, no Adobe software anywhere to be found :S strange... It didn't bring up any 'install' anything, I really thought it was gonna work so, I used "run ap in wine" so I did, and wine brought up progress box, which ran to the end but no Adobe install box
 
Old 11-28-2011, 08:12 AM   #12
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I got wine running ... I got the Adobe exe and it started running it in wine :O I was like OMFG.... It got to the end and then nothing happened, no Adobe software anywhere to be found :S strange... It didn't bring up any 'install' anything, I really thought it was gonna work so, I used "run ap in wine" so I did, and wine brought up progress box, which ran to the end but no Adobe install box
You need to run wine by command line and figure out what errors you are getting.

$wine /path/to/app

should be something like
.wine/drive_c/Program\ Files/

unless you install with customer prefixes
 
Old 11-28-2011, 09:16 AM   #13
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You need to run wine by command line and figure out what errors you are getting.

$wine /path/to/app

should be something like
.wine/drive_c/Program\ Files/

unless you install with customer prefixes
I found out that Wine does run the software, but only if it's legitimate (paid for not pirate)
 
Old 11-28-2011, 04:49 PM   #14
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I found out that Wine does run the software, but only if it's legitimate (paid for not pirate)
Emphasis mine. I recommend going legitimate. If you must use Adobe software, then give them the money they want.

Otherwise, please reconsider these points:

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Find Linux compatible programs which do the same work.
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Linux alternatives:

Adobe Dreamweaver: Aptana, KompoZer

Adobe Illustrator: Inkscape
 
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