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sunjay
Hey,

I love linux because it's free. At the moment I'm trying out Suse 9.3.

Problem arises when I need programmes to run in Linux. I can't go with out Photoshop, 3ds Max, Sony SoundForge and Dreamweaver. That's why I'm still lingering with Windows.

I'm wondering if there is anyway of running those progs in Linux. I'm not really fond of getting replacement progs because I don't want to go through the whole tedious process of learning them all again, (eg, The Gimp for Photoshop, don't really want the Gimp because, it's not stable and a lot slower for large images).

Cheers!
SunJay
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check out Codeweavers CrossOver Office

It does exactly what you want, only problem being its not free Sad

You can also try using WINE and/or one of the many other windows emulators although my suggestion would be to learn how to use the linux app...thats the easiest and best way out Smile

good luck!
sunjay
hey,

Thanks for your suggestion. I'm downloading Cross Over office right now and I'm gonna try it out. You've also mentioned WINE. From what i have read in their websites, they almost do the same thing. The thing i want to know is what is the difference between them. For example, is Cross Over Office more stable and easier to use or if WINE is quicker and more flexible. I would like to know your expereiences with both programmes.

Paying for software is not an issue. I'm more concerned about stability, speed and capability.

Thanks, Cheers!
SunJay
Helios
hey, good luck with linux my friend, imo everyone have to have experience with linux.. it can be useful for later.

anyway


The GIMP can easily replace Photoshop.
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sunjay wrote:
... is Cross Over Office more stable and easier to use or if WINE is quicker and more flexible. I would like to know your expereiences with both programmes.


I wish i knew! I've never tried using either of them as I manage quite well under Linux or Windows. Never found the need to use Windows programs on Linux, but going by what I've read so far, Crossover Office definitely looks easier to use.

Good Luck!
n0obie4life
Photoshop --> www.gimp.org

MS OFFICE --> www.openoffice.org
sunjay
Hey,

Thanks guys. I'll give the Gimp another go. The thing is that previously, I didn't really get along with the Gimp, simply because it's not stable and bit slow, but that was ages ago, i would think most of the bugs would be fixed by now.

Okay, Photoshop's temporarily settled, I would like to know if there are replacement programmes for 3ds Max, Terragen, Picasa 2, Sony Sound Forge, Dreamweaver MX 2004 and Flash MX 2004. Those are programmes that I would need.

Thanks again guys.
SunJay

p.s I wish big companies would start developing some programmes for Linux. I wonder what's stopping them. Praise Alias Maya because they've already made that move.
sunjay
by the way, OpenOffice rules!!! Smile
n0obie4life
Sure does openoffice rules Very Happy.

I'll search for the files you need. In linux.

*winks at cash*
n0obie4life
3DS Max - http://www.blender3d.org/
n0obie4life
Picasa -

http://www.gnome.org/projects/f-spot/

Sound thing -

http://www.ardour.org/
http://glame.sourceforge.net/en/index.var
http://rezound.sourceforge.net/
http://www.metadecks.org/software/sweep/
http://www.gnu.org/software/gnusound/
http://ecasound.seul.org/

Dreamweaver and Flash - Impossible Wink. Use WINE or CrossOver Office.
n0obie4life
Sorry for the few double / triple posts.


Terragen -

# Install latest and greatest wine (wine-20050111-1fc3winehq.i686.rpm)
# Install Winetools (http://www.von-thadden.de/Joachim/WineTools/)
# Use Winetools to install the pre-reqs (dcom98, fonts, IE 6)
# Install Terragen (wine msiexec /i tginstall0919.msi)
# cd to the Terragen directory (cd ~/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/Terragen)
# run Terragen (wine Terragen.exe)
sunjay
Hey,

Thank you very much n0obie4life for your hard work. You RULE!!!. I'll get right into it right now. Thanks again!

Just wondering, do you know why major companies don't have a linux version of their software?

Thanks so much!
SunJay
n0obie4life
Linux = GPL'd

GPL'd = open-source too (I think)

So if a program is released under the GPL, all its subprograms (ie gimp, etc) must be open sourced too.
sunjay
hey,

Then why does Alias Maya have Linux support and I still have to pay for it.

SunJay
n0obie4life
sunjay wrote:
hey,

Then why does Alias Maya have Linux support and I still have to pay for it.

SunJay


dunno. they are braeking the gpl then.
sunjay
Quote:
hey,

Then why does Alias Maya have Linux support and I still have to pay for it.

SunJay


Sorry, I paid for the windows version not the Linux version. I haven't got the linux version. I thought i have to pay for the linux version of Maya when it said that in the the system requirements that it supports linux. sorry again.

My next question, does anyone know how to go about getting the linux version of linux in rpm and for suse. i might start another post. btw, maya 7 is out.

cheers!
SunJay

ps. Many thanks for your help n0obie4life! Smile
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