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Old 08-28-2004, 06:57 PM   #1
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How stable and fast are wine Windows apps?


Windows programs like Lightwave 8, Dreamweaver/Flash MX, 3ds Max 6 and Adobe Photoshop, how stable are they when they run under Wine? How frequent do they crash compared to Windows?

How much slower are they compared to on Windows?
 
Old 08-28-2004, 07:08 PM   #2
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To say the truth, most of them won't even install. 3ds Max 6 and Lightwave 8 you can nearly forget. Adobe Photoshop and Dreamweaver/Flash MX might work with some tweaking... Here you may find some tuts to run windows app. under Linux:

http://frankscorner.org/

Though, the few applications I've tried under Wine/Cedega run just as well as Windows, but I had luck! I'd keep dual-booting if I was you, unless you are willing to use Linux native alternatives: Maya/Blender 3D and the GIMP, for example.

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Old 08-28-2004, 07:13 PM   #3
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I haven't tried any of those under Wine, but my Wine experience in general seems to be so-so. It works fairly well for a lot of things, but I'd say there's a definite chance of more frequent crashes (because you not only have crashes from bugs in the programs themselves, but crashes from bugs or unimplemented features in Wine also). Speed seems to be just about comparable, with Wine being a tad slower than running programs natively in Windows. I'd also concur with Megaman X, that if you aren't completely attached to those programs in particular, you could use a Linux-native alternative. GIMP is almost on par with Photoshop in most areas; Blender is extremely good.

If you've just gotta have those programs, though, go for a dual-boot with Windows. Wine has made terrific progress, but I don't think it's quite ready for top-of-the-line graphic software.
 
Old 08-28-2004, 07:41 PM   #4
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wapcaplet has great points. And he is right about wine improvements. I think you should really stick with a dual boot in this case, specially if you've spent thousand bucks worthy of sotware
 
  


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