Photoshop was Vmware/WinXP on Kubuntu 7.10

Andrew Jarrett jarrett.andrew at
Mon Nov 12 15:30:24 UTC 2007

On Nov 11, 2007 8:00 PM, Derek Broughton <news at> wrote:
> Andrew Jarrett wrote:
> > On Nov 8, 2007 6:31 PM, Steven Vollom <stevenvollom at> wrote:
> >> I mentioned Automatix2 earlier.  I went and looked and something is
> >> offered that would allow you to use Office and Photoshop; it is free for
> >> a month then sold at a very low cost.  You might look into it.  Jusy
> >> Google *Automatix2*.  Steven
> >
> > You're probably referring to that unfree CodeWeavers thing.  It's kind
> > of like wine
> It's _not_ "kind of like wine".  It _is_ Wine.  With some preset configs
> provided to support Office and similar.

Sorry, I wasn't aware that they had the same codebase.

> It's _not_ unfree - imo it is
> _exactly_ what Free software is supposed to be about.  (and if we all
> boycotted Codeweavers on that basis, Wine would be pretty well useless -
> they have turned over a great deal of work to the Wine devs).

I appreciate the help that Codeweavers has given to the Wine devs and
I am in no way saying that we shouldn't support Codeweavers.  By
saying that the Crossover Office product is "unfree" I was talking
about its price-tag and not in the FLOSS kind of "free".

> > the OP should probably try wine first.
> Worth the attempt, but if he has something that Wine doesn't handle yet, and
> Crossover Office _does_, there's no reason he should avoid the Codeweavers
> product.
> --
> derek

Right.  It just seems like the OP probably wouldn't want to spend any
extra money getting Photoshop working.  It seems like the OP is more
interested in a virtual machine type of solution, but I just figured I
would mention Wine and Crossover Office.  Looking through the Wine
AppDb (, it looks like Photoshop CS2 is on the
Silver list, so it is a definite possibility.  I, in no way, have a
problem with Crossover Office charging money for their great product.
I was just trying to point out that there was a possibility of using
emulation to run Photoshop in order to avoid the hassle of installing
WinXP (or whatever) in a virtual machine.


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