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PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2008 4:38 am    Post subject: Running windows software on gentoo Reply with quote

I use The Adobe Creative Suite CS 3, Rhino 3-D_4, Corel Painter X, Autodesk 3-D Studio Max 9, and light Wave.

I've been hearing Linux can't run windows software or software that is bought.

Will I have any issues running Gentoo w/Beryl on my Macbook Pro?

Will vitual box or Wine help?

Or can I just install it with the CD like in windows?
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2008 4:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wine is your best shot. Basically, Wine (Wine is not an emulator) runs the Windows API atop the Linux kernel, allowing most Windows apps to run very well.

You cannot install from the CD unless there is actually a Linux version on there.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2008 8:25 am    Post subject: Re: Running windows software on gentoo Reply with quote

Npenguin wrote:
I use The Adobe Creative Suite CS 3, Rhino 3-D_4, Corel Painter X, Autodesk 3-D Studio Max 9, and light Wave.

I've been hearing Linux can't run windows software or software that is bought.

Will I have any issues running Gentoo w/Beryl on my Macbook Pro?

Will vitual box or Wine help?

Or can I just install it with the CD like in windows?


WINE is your best bet IF you have an intel based MAC (dunno if a macbook pro is intel or ppc)
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2008 8:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Adobe Creative Suite CS 3 does not yet work/install in wine, Autodesk stuff also will most likely not work.

I use CS3 in a XP pro virtual machine in KVM. Good performance, but no 3D hardware accel.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2008 3:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah, I missed the part about macbook pro.

If you're running on PPC, I'd give Qemu a try.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 12, 2008 6:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

for 3d work try blender out......and gimp goes a long way towards replacing photoshop. Not sure about the rest of CS3 never used it.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 13, 2008 11:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

For running windows software on linux systems u have 2 possibilities:

1. Wine

Sometimes faster then Windows (!), but not all programs (especially new ones e.g. CS3) will work, or do the thing you would expect (like Photoshop "Export for Web"-Menu doesn't show the Screen, but "Save as..." works perfectly).
You can install software from cd with "wine /mnt/cdrom/setup.exe"

2. Virtualization

Slower than a "real" machine but everything works like it should (It is not a good choice if you depend on realtime actions e.g. videoediting). It is maybe not a good idea for rendering either: VMware only supports as far as i know only up to 2 cpu cores. But I don't if it is the same with other virtualization software.
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