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Old 05-26-2004, 11:51 AM   #1
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Question Running proprietary Windows software in Linux


Hello,

I've done a search but my question isn't 100% answered.

Basically, I've had it with Windows ME on my work computer. At least twice a day it complains about the registry, Office won't load up, IE crashes every 2nd page (and sends that blasted error report), and I can't open My Computer. (have to run everything from Start -> Run).

I have Mandrake 9.2 at home and I want to install it here at work. I already know that I can open Word and Excel files from OpenOffice, and check my emails and everything, and get on the Internet, ssh into my server, share files and folders, and my hardware's compatible. So I'm not concerned about all that.

What I am worried about is my company shelled out some dough for some proprietary software, namely Macromedia (Dreamweaver/fireworks/ColdFusion) and Adobe (Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat) that i use on a pretty regular basis. These are application for Windows. I have done a search on here and heard about wine, but all the people were asking about Word and such.

Can wine install and run my Macromedia/Adobe software, if not, is there something (open source) that can allow me to use them?

This is the only thing stopping me from upgrading to Linux.

Thanks in advance.
 
Old 05-26-2004, 12:02 PM   #2
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im not sure if its easier when you have the real software, but ive spent the better part of today trying to install the flash mx 2004 trial with wine, and its really getting annoying...
 
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Yikes...

I do have the CD's... don't know if that makes a difference...... ?
 
Old 05-26-2004, 12:12 PM   #4
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can you borrow the cd's from your work and try to install on your home computer?
 
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There's a plan. I don't have wine or anything at home, but I will try that. Why didn't I think of it?

i'll post the results.
 
Old 05-26-2004, 02:33 PM   #6
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NVU is a nice dreamweaver alternative for linux

Photoshop

http://frankscorner.org/modules.php?...rtid=94&page=1

Dreamweaver (if you have to)
http://frankscorner.org/modules.php?...rtid=26&page=1

Office

http://frankscorner.org/modules.php?...rtid=20&page=1
 
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to tell you, my flash in progressing - ive installed it, it just wont run
 
  


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