Photoshop was Vmware/WinXP on Kubuntu 7.10
jarrett.andrew at gmail.com
Mon Nov 12 15:30:24 UTC 2007
On Nov 11, 2007 8:00 PM, Derek Broughton <news at pointerstop.ca> wrote:
> Andrew Jarrett wrote:
> > On Nov 8, 2007 6:31 PM, Steven Vollom <stevenvollom at sbcglobal.net> 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
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 (http://appdb.winehq.org), 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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