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Old 10-23-2003, 03:46 PM   #1
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From dual boot to just linux


i am thinking about moving from dual boot to just linux, but there are some large applications i will still need to use in windows like photoshop, pagemaker... large adobe programs. is there some sort of a shell that i can run those programs with or should i just keep it with dual boot?

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Old 10-23-2003, 04:12 PM   #2
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Have you looked into wine? They run most all of adobe programs.

www.winehq.org
 
Old 10-23-2003, 04:14 PM   #3
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Keep it dual boot for the time being at least. There are programs - wine most importantly - you could try to get the apps going under Linux bot don't hold your breath. It often doesn't work at all, and when it does it's dead slow.

Or you could splash out a whole lot of money and get VMWare. It allows you to run Windows in a protected environment under Linux and it will run Photoshop just like usual. It is however very resource intensive (hey, you're running two full operating systems at once!) and it's not cheap.

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Old 10-23-2003, 04:52 PM   #4
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Another program to look at would be Win4Lin... but I agree on keeping a dual boot option - I triple boot myself
 
  


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