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

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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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    • #3
      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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      Last edited by creativeretouch; 03-19-2012, 02:31 PM.

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      • #4
        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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        • #5
          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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          Last edited by creativeretouch; 03-21-2012, 05:02 PM.

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          • #6
            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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            • #7
              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
              WineHQ info abt it
              http://appdb.winehq.org/objectManage...ication&iId=17
              Last edited by singlecore; 05-25-2013, 04:34 AM.

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              • #8
                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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                • #9
                  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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                  • #10
                    Re: Photoshop on Ubuntu?

                    Originally posted by RobertAsh View Post
                    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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                    • #11
                      Re: Photoshop on Ubuntu?

                      Another thing to consider is Adobe is currently cutting out about half of its current user base (and they use Mac and Windows). Why would they care about a handful of Linux geeks?

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                      • #12
                        Re: Photoshop on Ubuntu?

                        Yes, you are right, I started this topic more than one year ago. Today is different situation. Adobe has to port complete CC to Ubuntu in the case they will decide to do so …

                        But the question is what is Apple going to do? Is there a future for OSX?

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                        • #13
                          Re: Photoshop on Ubuntu?

                          iOS is one thing but you need OSX to create content for it.

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                            Re: Photoshop on Ubuntu?

                            Originally posted by plugsnpixels View Post
                            iOS is one thing but you need OSX to create content for it.
                            Good point. But there is a Gate Keeper and App Store. Will Adobe, for example, offer their subscription to their CC via App Store and pay 30% to Apple in the case Apple will allow to install third party software via App Store only?

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                            • #15
                              Re: Photoshop on Ubuntu?

                              Good point to you too! Apple is moving in that direction but currently offers an out for installing non-App Store apps. Hopefully the "walled garden" does not become a prison. And hopefully Adobe doesn't blow off Apple again.

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