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Old 12-15-2006, 10:13 AM   #1
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Wine and Adobe

I know that Microsoft programs can be run in a Linux enviroment via Wine. I would like to know what limitations there are, if any, regarding programs like Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat and Pagemaker? I don't believe there is a Linux version of these programs. If it is possible, could anyone give me a walkthrough on that? I'm still pretty new to Linux's version of Shell and I feel like a deer caught in the headlights.

If these programs cannot be run, is there a listing of programs I can run via Wine?

Thanks in advance,

Old 12-15-2006, 10:21 AM   #2
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Hi, im not sure about the others, but I used to use Photoshop a lot, after moving to Linux I discovered The GIMP, which in my opinion, is better than Photoshop, and doesn't cost you your left testicle. As for Wine, I never got that working, so I know nothing about it.

ps - forgot to mention, The GIMP was probably included in your distro.

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Old 12-15-2006, 10:24 AM   #3
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Frank's corner is possibly the best place to find out how to run (if at all possible) the programs you've mentioned under Wine. Crossover Office is yet another possibility you may consider, although, it ain't free.

Personally, if all those programs are crucial for you and you don't want/can't use Linux native programs to get your work done (eg: The Gimp instead of Photoshop) I would keep using Windows. You've paid a lot of cash for those applications and I don't think that running those products in a possibly less stable enviroment (because of wine... not linux ) will make you any more productive... keep a dual boot at least ^_^;;

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Old 12-15-2006, 11:16 AM   #4
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These programs are not crucial, just familiar. Gimp is included is my distro. I'm more so just feeling out Linux and asking questions. I don't have any inclination to go back to Windows full time. I feel that I've learned what I wanted and I want to go on and konquer, if you will, Linux.

I'm pretty estatic for the most part about Linux. Just finally got it up and running last night despite a couple of problems, but with the help of LInux Forums, I got it up and running.

Thanks for the help,

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GIMP is a strong contender, but I really question "better". It lacks some pretty important features--eg icc support, cmyk support, some text formatting options, etc. This said, I use GIMP quite often.

Photoshop runs on WINE, but I have had major issues installing from upgrade disks (swapping CDs so the installer can find the earlier version)

Adobe has some level of Linux support (Acroread, Flash, etc.) Perhaps someday, they will port all of the CS to Linux.....


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