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Old 03-19-2012, 03:19 AM
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Photoshop on Ubuntu?

Photoshop on Ubuntu? Wouldn't it be the best solution for the future?

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Old 03-19-2012, 02:36 PM
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Re: Photoshop on Ubuntu?

Ubuntu isn't really ready for the "stupid" masses (even if it is pretty good). From what I have seen it offers great performance, stability and functionality, but still lacks a bit when it comes to user friendlyness/ease-of-use. The deal-breaker for me is the lack of software (like Photoshop, most of my games, etc.) and drivers.

It's an unfortunate chicken-and-the-egg kinda problem; companies won't make software for it unless it has enough relevant users, and the users of said software won't use the OS until it has the software they want... :/

Photoshop would run great on it if Adobe made it compatible, but I doubt it will happen as this would probably require a lot of work (=money) and there are very few people (especially in this industry) who know how to use Ubuntu.
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Old 03-19-2012, 03:03 PM
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Re: Photoshop on Ubuntu?

Ubuntu is one of several Linux distributions. I agree that this is not "a mass product" but it is pretty easy to use system. I started to use Red Hat more than ten years ago, then I went through Gentoo and I have Ubuntu installed now on one computer.

As they tried to make it similar to Mac system it is very easy to use for people who are working on Macs already. Compare to previous years it is pretty stable and they even created a mobile version for tablets and smart phones which is in testing version now. It means it has a chance to become "a mass system" in the near future.

You can run it on almost any hardware and you can build "fast" machine by yourself.

It is an open source system and it is free to download and use and everyone can give them a hand ...

And I never heard of viruses for Ubuntu or Linux ...

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have a look here: http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2012/...ktop-computer/

And what surprised me most - I am able to use wacom tablet without installing drivers. Just plug & work (they were pre-installed already)

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Old 03-20-2012, 02:23 PM
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Re: Photoshop on Ubuntu?

Not sure about the current version of PS, but folk have been able to install and get to work Photoshop in Linux using WINE. I've only passive experience with WINE (via a VM of Ubuntu which I run occasionally) so I'm not the one to ask about the how.
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Old 03-21-2012, 05:36 PM
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Re: Photoshop on Ubuntu?

I have found this video and it looks very promising ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ZnCcJuQLwY

Does anyone heard of running After Effects on Ubuntu?

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Old 03-24-2012, 01:23 PM
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Re: Photoshop on Ubuntu?

I'm a Mac user but I like the concept of the free and actively developed Ubuntu. I run it (as well as Windows XP, 7 and 8) as a virtual machine, just 'cause I can.

OSX will spoil you, but it's nice to know there is an alternative for basic productivity needs. Linux users swear by GIMP as their Photoshop, and it suits most needs. That and Blender are a potent combo.
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Old 05-24-2013, 12:21 PM
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Re: Photoshop on Ubuntu?

I dont use ubuntu but have used photoshop CS4 on linx Mint wich is very similar to ubuntu - I am now on Crunchbang which is another linux distro and again have CS4 running fine the best versions to run on linix are supposed to be photoshop 7, or CS2 they both get a platinum rating on WINEhq, CS4 gets a silver, CS6 gold but CS5 only a bronze- although i had it running ok. Also there are different versions of WINE to run it under and version 1.3.33 or earlier are supposed to be best. Although i am using 1.4.1
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http://appdb.winehq.org/objectManage...ication&iId=17

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Old 05-26-2013, 09:18 PM
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Re: Photoshop on Ubuntu?

Not trying to defend Adobe after their hostile recent decision, but why would Adobe want to port Photoshop to Ubuntu?
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Old 05-26-2013, 09:57 PM
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Re: Photoshop on Ubuntu?

I can't see this happening either. Actually, is there any other commercial software available for Linux? Seems to be the domain of open source.
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Old 05-27-2013, 01:40 AM
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Re: Photoshop on Ubuntu?

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Not trying to defend Adobe after their hostile recent decision, but why would Adobe want to port Photoshop to Ubuntu?
The answer is simple. Ubuntu is a Unix based system and it is open source and works fine. Personally, I can't work with Windows (but I used to) and I am affraid that Apple will move their OSX closer to iOS …

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