linux and photoshop

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ditoto
May 3, 2004
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Hi all

Has anyone tried using photoshop CS on a linux xandros machine?

any difference in performance from windows xp?

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Eric Gill
May 3, 2004
"ditoto" wrote in news:c759vv$4qq$:

Hi all

Has anyone tried using photoshop CS on a linux xandros machine?

Haven’t the foggiest about that particular combination.

any difference in performance from windows xp?

Less.

There are two and only two reasons for running the Windows version of PS under a Linux emulator:

1) You can, because it’s good geek fun;

2) You need PS but your primary software runs under Linux.

A Photoshop-mostly box should be running Win 2K, XP or OSX.
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Hecate
May 3, 2004
On Mon, 03 May 2004 13:20:07 GMT, Eric Gill
wrote:

There are two and only two reasons for running the Windows version of PS under a Linux emulator:

1) You can, because it’s good geek fun;
Beware of Geeks bearing Gifs is what I always say…



Hecate

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Colin G Edwards
May 4, 2004
2) You need PS but your primary software runs under Linux.

That’s the reason I tried it. The original poster asks about Xandros, which I’m pretty sure just bundles a copy of Codeweavers WINE. I bought Codeweavers WINE a few months back to run on my SUSE desktop. The main purpose was to have easy access to Microsoft Word, but I tried PS7 as well.

Word runs like a charm. It’s one of Codeweaver’s "gold applications" which means they expect it to run flawlessly, and they want to know if it doesn’t.

PS7 is a "silver application" which means it pretty much works, but it hasn’t been tested to any great degree. I found it "not good enough". It does work for the vast majority of the time, but the odd bug makes it unusable for real work. For example, select the marquee tool and set it to fixed aspect ratio, and you’ll find you can’t change the numbers in the toolbar! I found a handful of weird little things like that, and with a program like PS, bugs in the interface make it very hard to use. 100% is good enough, anything less is largely unusable.

As for speed, I’ve never run Windows on that box, so I can’t compare directly. However, performance matches what I’d expect from a native Linux application running on the hardware. It’s a dual processor box, and WINE likes dual processors. WINE is, in many areas, a faster implementation of the Windows libraries than is found on Windows, and the underlying subsystems are often superior too – especially the disk and memory subsystems. Performance under WINE will normally be around equal to performance under Windows on the same hardware.

I have my vote on Codeweaver’s website for better application support set to Photoshop. If they get it to the standard MS Word is at, it will be a genuinely usable solution, at least for web graphics work. However, Lotus Notes is the application the vast majority of people want supported, so PS will have to wait. :o(
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Hecate
May 5, 2004
On Tue, 04 May 2004 09:01:42 +0800, Derek Fountain
wrote:

I have my vote on Codeweaver’s website for better application support set to Photoshop. If they get it to the standard MS Word is at, it will be a genuinely usable solution, at least for web graphics work. However, Lotus Notes is the application the vast majority of people want supported, so PS will have to wait. :o(

For all those [people wanting Lotus Notes support – I can tell you that it doesn’t matter what OS you use, it’s still the worst goddamn piece of software it’s ever been my misfortune to come across.



Hecate

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povlhp
May 7, 2004
In article <c759vv$4qq$>, ditoto wrote:
Hi all

Has anyone tried using photoshop CS on a linux xandros machine?
any difference in performance from windows xp?

VMWare would be an option. Does not kill much performance.


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vizrosplugins
May 12, 2004
I did not try but I guess it is very hard. Graphics is the weakest part of Linux. A lot of graphics stuff does not run on Linux.

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"ditoto" …
Hi all

Has anyone tried using photoshop CS on a linux xandros machine?
any difference in performance from windows xp?
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toby
May 13, 2004
(Vizros Plug-ins) wrote in message news:…
I did not try but I guess it is very hard. Graphics is the weakest part of Linux. A lot of graphics stuff does not run on Linux.

That is not Linux’ problem; it’s a problem with the application vendors not making their software available for the platform.

The way you put it, you’re blaming the road because your car breaks down.

Toby

Tony G. Smith
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Demo at http://www.vizros.com/gallery.html

"ditoto" …
Hi all

Has anyone tried using photoshop CS on a linux xandros machine?
any difference in performance from windows xp?
T
toby
May 13, 2004
(Vizros Plug-ins) wrote in message news:…
I did not try but I guess it is very hard. Graphics is the weakest part of Linux. A lot of graphics stuff does not run on Linux.

That is not Linux’ problem; it’s a problem with the application vendors not making their software available for the platform.

The way you put it, you’re blaming the road because your car breaks down.

Toby

Tony G. Smith
Vizros – Realistic 3D page curl plgu-ins and more
Demo at http://www.vizros.com/gallery.html

"ditoto" …
Hi all

Has anyone tried using photoshop CS on a linux xandros machine?
any difference in performance from windows xp?

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