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Old 08-05-2009, 10:23 AM   #1
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Unhappy Ability to run Pinnacle Studio 12 with Linux

Hi, I am thinking of taking the plunge & trying Linux. I have recieved dire warnings from friends regarding my having to learn a new operating system - but so what? I had to learn to use windows so I'm up for the challenge!!
The BIG factor for me is I do a lot of video work & use Pinnacle Studio 12 Ultimate as my editing software - my wife got me it for my birthday so I am a little loathed to discard it.
I contacted Pinnacle regarding the possibility of runing their software on Linux & was very nicely told there was no way it could be done.
I guess "you guys" are the experts in Linux so I'd be grateful if anyone has an answer.
At the risk of being cheeky & asking too many questions I am also torn between Ubuntu & Mint & wonder if there is a comparison between the two?.

Thanks for your help.

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Linus and Microsoft are too different to exactly just take an app from one and try on the other.

What we do is one of a few thing.

One is an emulator such as Wine or the commercial version of it (crossoveroffice) from codeweavers. It may or may not allow you to install and run. It is not officially supported but may work.
Might look at how some people put Adobe CS on Ubuntu by copying the registry and moving the install to the linux system.

Another way is to run linux and then install xp within the system using a Virtual machine. You run XP like you run any other windows app and you can then install and use the application. It may be slower than you'd like.

Another is an Open source application that does what you need.

Lastly is a dual boot system with xp on it.

What you have is why people are stuck with xp still.
Old 08-06-2009, 09:49 AM   #3
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Thanks very much for taking the time & trouble to reply. Once my wife gives me a bit of peace & quiet I'll have a go and see which works.



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