Linux people....

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  1. Dustro

    Dustro New Member

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    im very interested in making the move over to a linux platform but the apps have been whats holding me back... at this point the only thing I dont know i will have availible is a good photo editor comprable to say photoshop... is there such a thing out there??
     
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    Gimp is a good image editing and manipulation program. If you really want Photoshop, you could always use Wine to emulate Photoshop in your X11 environment.
     
  4. maczter

    maczter Life is trying things to see if they work.

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    thankyou sirs
     
  6. Penguin Man

    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    One more vote for the GIMP. It's an awesome program.

    Just curious, what distro are you planning to go with?
     
  7. Dustro

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    im still exploring my options there, its been along time since ive considered this so im undecided. any suggestions? my main use would be for web developing, graphics, multimedia. Will of course need to share network with windows computers.
     
  8. SLED

    SLED build an idiot proof device and someone else will

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    i am personally a fan of SuSE. Use redhat pretty often as well.
     
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    Suse is pretty good, use it right now, mighty fine 64 bit distro :cool:. Mandrake is pretty user friendly if you don't have much experience with linux.
     
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    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    +1 for SuSE. I'm loving SuSE as a desktop distro.
     
  11. bleak

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    Slackware > *

    And wine is still pretty unreliable unless you're willing to put a lot of work into it. Getting something like PS to work would probably be enough to cause a nervous breakdown for most people.
     
  12. Penguin Man

    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    :werd: Just getting Wine to run DOS programs is hard enough, it's very flakey. VMWare on the other hand :drool:
     
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    col_panic calm like a bomb Moderator

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    well, that's going an extra step. dos support is part of wine, but wine was meant to run windows programs before DOS
     
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    I've been using WineX from http://www.transgaming.com. I've never had any problems with it and I had Photoshop working just fine. :dunno:
     
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    R-Type The Bydo Empire must die!

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    For DOS apps I'd recommend dosbox instead of wine.
    http://dosbox.sf.net
    Awesome i386/sbpro 2.0/ultrasound emu. works great in winxp as well as linux.
     
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    maczter Life is trying things to see if they work.

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    maczter Life is trying things to see if they work.

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    :)

    weird name too.
     
  19. Sociopath

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    Since there's already a linux thread, i'll drop my ? here. i just switched to linux last night, but it seems to be having some video issues. (slow, choppy, lagging like a bitch) i've got a GeForce 4 ti4600 (configured as a geforce 4 generic.) would running the install disc that came with the card improve my issues? this happened to me before as i was running a dual booting system (2 HDs, win2k on one, linux on the other) but the second HD was all but shot, so i attributed my problems to this.... suggestions? :dunno:



    EDIT: MSN messenger for linux, does it exist/where can i find it? :x:
     
  20. SLED

    SLED build an idiot proof device and someone else will

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    GAIM supports the MSN protocol
     
  21. Sociopath

    Sociopath Guest

    ah, that simplifies it, thanks :bigthumb:
     
  22. bleak

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    Not unless the install disc has linux drivers on it (doubtful).
     
  23. bleak

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    I've only used the wine distro from WineHQ.org, which is a PITA. I may have to look into WineX.
     
  24. Penguin Man

    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    nVidia is fucking bitchy about Linux drivers. You can probably get the drivers off their website, but chances are there are some clones that are a lot better. I'm using the nv driver that comes with X with my 5200, and it's pretty decent. Because of all the shit I've gone through with nVidia drivers and Linux, I'm determined never to buy an nVidia video card again.
     
  25. Sociopath

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    ah... good plan. i should have thought of that myself. thanks :uh:
     

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