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After a very long time trying, I've completed the switch (on my main system) to Linux. This was not an easy task for me, as I needed a lot of graphics intensive applications for my home business (Web/Graphics Design), and I had a lot of trouble with a few productivity tools. But finally I'm there!
For Graphics work, I've gotten Adobe Photoshop 7 and Image Ready to run under Wine! This was a huge hurtle, and was the main thing keeping me back. No offense to GIMP, but it's just nowhere close to Adobe's maturity. I'd still love to get Adobe GoLive to run, but hey that's just a perk. This allows me to do all my graphics work and visual effects right here! And with Quanta, it's pretty easy to do the PHP work I need. Hopefully, nvu from Lindows will be a nice product. I can't wait to test it! BTW, if anyone out there has gotten Flash, LiveMotion, or any other flash editing tools to run under linux I'd love to hear about it!
Next was the problem of my Handspring Treo 90. As of yesterday I can sync my Memos, ToDo, Calendar, and Addressbook with Evolution. I hope to have Plucker configured shortly, and eventually I'll have Sendmail set up so that I can send emails from My Palm. Props to the Pilot-Link Guys! You rock!
Office productivity was a no-brainer with Open Office. I like the product, and interoperability was a huge plus. Evolution also rocks, as far as I'm concerned Outlook doesn't have anything on it.
Finally there's always the game question. Well with Neverwinter Nights native versions, and Warcraft III running under wine, I'm not complaining.
I guess you could say I'm a completely satisfied user, and my business is now 100% Linux!
I am glad it is working so well for you, my experiance is same, everything I need works in linux eather games from wine, or opesn source alternatives for everything else. it just requires patience, after 1 year it became easyer than windows for me because linux follows my mentality, windows is made for idiots.