[Wine]Running Photoshop on a relatively old PC

James Hawkins truiken at gmail.com
Sun Nov 14 02:16:41 CST 2004

On Sun, 14 Nov 2004 09:43:38 +0200, Miikka Leskinen
<miikkaleskinen at mailforce.net> wrote:
> For several months I've been thinking about moving to Linux operating
> system. This would resque our old machine which is getting left behind
> when it comes to hardware (and it would also put fun back into
> computing). The problem is that if I convert the only machine our family
> has to Linux, it would mean that an important program, Photoshop, which
> we use everyday has to be abandoned. This can't be the case since my
> father is a busy professional photographer, and he uses the somewhat
> ancient Photoshop 5 LE everyday. He can't be forced to use GIMP because
> PS 5 is the same program they use at work (...why not PS 7 or something
> newer, don't ask me).
> My question is, does Photoshop run on Wine? If it does, what sort of
> problems does it have? Will the performance of a somewhat older PC
> suffer greatly?
> Sorry but FAQs and documentations aren't enough to answer this question.
> I need to hear user experiences about this. Converting the whole
> computer to another OS is a huge step and it's very risky business in
> our case. Unfortunately, we can't even dual-boot because of lack of disk
> space.
> Another option would be buying a brand new PC with Windows XP, Photoshop
> 7 etc. But I'd like to have another options.
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Real user experiences with Photoshop 5 under wine:


James Hawkins

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