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Postby M-Saunders » Sat Jun 29, 2013 6:38 pm

Narendra wrote:I use Ubuntu and its installed with WINE but it does not install Photoshop Elements 11!


I haven't used WINE in ages, but according to this page:

http://appdb.winehq.org/appview.php?appId=1794

Photoshop Elements 11 gets a Silver, so it should work pretty well.

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Postby nelz » Sat Jun 29, 2013 10:06 pm

That's using WINE 1.5, the development version. Ubuntu comes with 1.4 whch doesn't handle nearly as much. Adding the WINE PPA gets you the recent releases.
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Postby Narendra » Sun Jun 30, 2013 7:00 am

Thank you very much for your replies.

If all this works, I won't need XP.

Thank you again.
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Re: XP runs out next April

Postby darry1966 » Wed Jul 10, 2013 6:31 pm

Narendra wrote:Hello,

I understand Windows XP runs out next April and there will not any security patches from the Microsoft then on. If I install Xp in VIRTUALBOX as a guest to Ubuntu 13.04, will that be safe? Actually I have that kind of configuration at the moment and do not wish to discard XP. Please advise!
Thank you.


If you want to use XP for running your programs you could just use a Linux Live CD for Surfing the Net and save your settings as a save file it is better than having to wipe XP and having to boot it virtually until your ready to use Linux full time.
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Postby Narendra » Thu Jul 11, 2013 9:52 am

Thank you very much for your reply.
But the Live CD won't run the softwares that run on XP! Softwares like Photoshop Elements 11 or Adobe Photoshop!
If there is a way, please let me know!
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Postby darry1966 » Sun Jul 14, 2013 3:32 am

Narendra wrote:Thank you very much for your reply.
But the Live CD won't run the softwares that run on XP! Softwares like Photoshop Elements 11 or Adobe Photoshop!
If there is a way, please let me know!
Narendra.


Sorry I just meant keep your XP install for running your favourite sottware like photoshop etc. Boot into Linux to do your surfing - so you will be more secure as well as retaining windows for non-internet stuff. Use a pen drive to keep a save file.
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Re: XP runs out next April

Postby Alex01UK » Mon Jul 15, 2013 5:56 am

Why would anybody in their right mind want to run XP? It's rubbish! The 64 bit version has problems with drivers, and the 32 bit version is, well, 32 bit! Stuck with media player 9 and ie 9 I think? What is the point in that when you could run LUBUNTU 13.o4?

Narendra wrote:Hello,

I understand Windows XP runs out next April and there will not any security patches from the Microsoft then on. If I install Xp in VIRTUALBOX as a guest to Ubuntu 13.04, will that be safe? Actually I have that kind of configuration at the moment and do not wish to discard XP. Please advise!
Thank you.
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Re: XP runs out next April

Postby Alex01UK » Mon Jul 15, 2013 6:42 am

You're better off installing Windows 7, and turning off all the fancy gui stuff. And if not powerful enough still, upgrade your hardware. A decent PCI graphics card isn't very expensive at all. A possible problem could be if you're at your max ram. Just upgrade your motherboard, and throw the old one away. Why do people insist on trying to run old / often faulty hardware? What is the point. It's really not that expensive to stick a new motherboard in with ram / onboard graphics etc.

Alex01UK wrote:Why would anybody in their right mind want to run XP? It's rubbish! The 64 bit version has problems with drivers, and the 32 bit version is, well, 32 bit! Stuck with media player 9 and ie 9 I think? What is the point in that when you could run LUBUNTU 13.o4?

Narendra wrote:Hello,

I understand Windows XP runs out next April and there will not any security patches from the Microsoft then on. If I install Xp in VIRTUALBOX as a guest to Ubuntu 13.04, will that be safe? Actually I have that kind of configuration at the moment and do not wish to discard XP. Please advise!
Thank you.
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Re: XP runs out next April

Postby darry1966 » Mon Jul 15, 2013 10:43 pm

[quote="Alex01UK"]You're better off installing Windows 7, and turning off all the fancy gui stuff. And if not powerful enough still, upgrade your hardware. A decent PCI graphics card isn't very expensive at all. A possible problem could be if you're at your max ram. Just upgrade your motherboard, and throw the old one away. Why do people insist on trying to run old / often faulty hardware? What is the point. It's really not that expensive to stick a new motherboard in with ram / onboard graphics etc.

[quote="Alex01UK"]Why would anybody in their right mind want to run XP? It's rubbish! The 64 bit version has problems with drivers, and the 32 bit version is, well, 32 bit! Stuck with media player 9 and ie 9 I think? What is the point in that when you could run LUBUNTU 13.o4?

Agree I like windows 7 but heh some people prefer XP bless em.

As for your legacy hardware point there are probably several reasons but for many the biggest one is probably a lack of funds to be able to upgrade to the latest and greatest.

My legacy stuff works just great and is still pretty grunty for its age. It can do everything I need it do and more with my special customised DIY operating system which I am pretty damn proud of.

So I think we should stop this tiresome need to put people down who run what they do it does nothing for the community and only puts newcomers off. My point a person's financial situation should not penalise them from being able to use a computer because they can't afford the latest and greatest take a look at this as an example of this in New Zealand http://www.molten.org.nz/.

Some people have software which won't run on the latest windows which runs on XP.

If you enjoy the latest and greatest good for you. So have a great day and enjoy your Ubuntu - glad you like it.
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