Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 5th May 2009 22:04 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Many Linux users have experience with Wine, the application compatibility layer which allows some Windows programs to run on UNIX-like machines. During Ubuntu's Open Week event, Mark Shuttleworth was asked about Wine, and how important he believes it is for the success of Ubuntu.
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SlackerJack
Member since:
2005-11-12

Your third point is very out of date. Maya, Softimage both run on Linux natively, it's a known fact that film studios use Linux workstations for their CG.

Lord of The Rings trilogy CG being one as a example which used Linux workstations.

Edited 2009-05-05 23:10 UTC

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Jokel Member since:
2006-06-01

An do not forget Maya is not the only one!

You also can use Softimage (just purchased by Autodesk - the same supplier as Maya): http://www.softimage.com/ .

And do not forget Houdini: http://www.sidefx.com/ .

Both programs have a native Linux version. Softimage is a bit critical as what distro you could use (Centos 5.2 works great, but OpenSUSE with some tweaks works also), and Houdini works on all distro's I tried so far. Tip: Houdini has a fully working demo version. The only limitation is a low resolution and small watermark rendering. There is also a $99 version that has no watermarks and higer resolution. Very affordable...

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jabbotts Member since:
2007-09-06

Crap.. Autodesk bought Maya? I hope they don't go the same way as AutoCAD's single platform support.

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