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I've done lots of bits and bobs over the years, and right now I'm mostly working on this.

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i can run photoshop on ubuntu

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23rd May 2007, 13:42   | tags:,,

Steve says:

Is that a windows emulator then?

23rd May 2007, 13:44

540air says:

that's cool :)

23rd May 2007, 14:14

warwi3k says:

nice ! do you have to wind up the handle on the side of the computer to do so?

23rd May 2007, 14:16

Alfie says:

Steve, exactly- it's something called wine which emulates a windows environment only for the purposes of running an application. So far I'm running Dreamweaver and Photoshop, and to be honest these are the only two I really need. It lets you attempt to install anything you want however, you just create new 'bottles'. Warwi - that was my *old* computer :)

23rd May 2007, 14:19

540air says:

Alfie, when you set up your ubuntu did you use the slider (%) for partitioning. Mat advised me to go manual, but having never done anything like it before I got confused.

23rd May 2007, 14:25

Euphro says:

WINE is not an emulator :D

23rd May 2007, 14:29

Alfie says:

What exactly is it Euphro? All I know is that it allows me to run windows programs, so I assume it is 'emulating' a windows environment in some way.

23rd May 2007, 14:34

Alfie says:


It makes sense that it's a 'half house' emulator, after all all it does is let you install programs.

23rd May 2007, 14:42

Euphro says:

As far as I understand it, an emulator, like VMWare, will let you run multiple independent instances of an operating system or systems on your machine. WINE, on the other hand, just translates the procedure calls of the particular software application you want to use between Windows and Linux, which is in principle faster and less resource intensive :)

23rd May 2007, 14:46

Alfie says:

Im still laughing at the acronym, thanks E :)

23rd May 2007, 14:46

Euphro says:

It's one of those lovely recursive open source ones, like PHP or GNU :)[edit]

23rd May 2007, 14:48