Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sat 17th Mar 2007 00:26 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu During my 8 years of Linux on and off usage I have tried more distros than I have chocolate bars. Each one of my previous encounters meant that I had to spend at least 2 days configuring before I have a desktop that I was somewhat comfortable with. With Ubuntu Feisty Fawn's latest test beta --for the first time ever-- this was not the case. I was up and running with all the niceties I wanted within 2 hours.
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lemur2
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2007-02-17

{In fact, these days I don't use GNU/Linux at all, since several things I use aren't supported:

1. Photoshop CS2 (WINE/Cedega/CrossOver Office do not support it, not even with nasty hacks)
2. Neat Image (full of bugs under WINE, haven't tried Cedega/CrossOver office)
3. Capture One Pro (WINE says v3.6, although it has bugs, not sure on v3.7)
}

What a strange person.

Those three points are no fault of Ubuntu nor Linux, but rather are the fault of the OEM software vendors (Adobe, Nik Software et al) for not writing a Linux version.

Windows can't run Linux binary software packages at all, BTW, so why would you expect Linux to be able run all Windows binaries?

The fact that WINE/Cedega/CrossOver Office suppaort any Windows binaries at all is the remarkable thing.

If you want even better support for running Windows binaries under Linux, then try this:

http://www.win4lin.com/index.php/content/view/64/125/

... or you can go the full way and use vmware or virtualbox (http://www.virtualbox.org/) virtualization software.

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