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Old 08-12-2006, 03:31 PM   #1
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I'm a super newbie to linux and bought 4.0 and i'm noticeing ya are being forced to buy stuff like crossover to utilize programs like photoshop and so on I'm wanting to get away from BILLS BULL but still need some win based programes for my work and I'm still haveing a hard time downloading most of the crossover stuff. Any body got some HELP for me it would be greatly appriciated.
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4.0? what's that then?? what kind of help do you want? crossover office is by far the best way to get those sorts of apps running. personally i do fine with gimp instead of photoshop, there's also a version of gimp called gimpshop which is designed to mimmick photoshop as much as possible.
Old 08-12-2006, 04:09 PM   #3
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Furthermore, many Windows programs have a more or less compatible Linux version (e.g. OpenOffice for MS Office etc.). If you Google around a little bit you can find a lot of information.
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I think he/she may mean Xandros 4.0
Old 08-12-2006, 04:48 PM   #5
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Nobody is forced to buy crossover or anything else. Some choose to use it, most of us don't.

You can learn the equivalent Linux apps, or simply dual boot.
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If you don't want to pay for Crossover, you can use WINE---same thing but free (and missing the nice GUI interface)

We are getting very close to the point where Linux has equiavalents for enough things that you will not need to run Windows SW. As an aside, one thing that rankles me is that some Windows apps required IE to be present. Thus, you need to install IE using WINE or Crossover. To be legal, you need a license---which sort of defeats the whole reason to escape Windows.


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