[CS-FSLUG] Winutuxu OS with Sp2 (Windows & Linux in One CD)

Whitt Madden whittmadden at gmail.com
Tue Nov 20 15:05:11 CST 2007

I agree that there is no Adobe alternative on linux.  You may find that
there are tutorials to get some of the apps working, but they will not do
so, without some serious time involved getting it set up.  Even then, there
are no guarantees.  VMware is free as well, and I've heard a lot of good
things about virtualbox, but if you have to run an OS in a virtual desktop
to do most of your work, it would definitely be defeating the purpose.

On Nov 20, 2007 2:54 PM, Timothy Butler <tbutler at ofb.biz> wrote:

> On Nov 20, 2007, at 2:38 PM, Keli of Coxsackie wrote:
> > Well - I am on a network and I print to Xerox Workcentre 7655 and a
> > Doc
> > 12 and a Document Centre 440 St and a Phaser 8560 and so I would
> > firstly
> > need to be able to access my working pdfs on the network and print
> > them..
> > ALSO.. since I work with pdfs I need the ability to manipulate the pdf
> > and impose when needed into booklet or impose for business cards... I
> > use adobe and would love to get away from them.. I know GIMP is a good
> > Photoshop alternative (or even Gimpshop) and Scribus is decent as a
> > layout program although I have hundreds of indesign layouts that I
> > still
> > need to keep using.
>        There's nothing of the caliber of Adobe Creative Suite for Linux,
> if
> you really utilize it, which it sounds like you do. Your best bet is
> to go with running a virtualized copy of Windows in VMware, Win4Lin,
> or QEMU (the latter is free). That's the only way you'll get perfect
> Windows compatibility, and unfortunately, unlike on the Mac, they
> have not come up with a rootless virtualizer that allows the windows
> apps to intermingle with native apps. You could try CrossOver Office,
> but that is unlikely to fit the bill if you use Creative Suite a lot.
>        The other alternative is to get a Mac. :-) You get most of the
> benefits of Linux, plus you have native versions of Adobe.
>        -Tim
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Whitt Madden
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