[CentOS] Adobe products under Linux?

John R Pierce pierce at hogranch.com
Sat Nov 24 00:28:13 UTC 2007

Scott Ehrlich wrote:
> Also sent to Codeweavers - [what is this list's insights?]
> I have a 32 GB, dual quad-core desktop machine and was considering 
> 32-bit Windows XP w/SP2, but discovered it only supports up to 4 GB 
> RAM, so that idea is shot.
> Next in line is 64-bit CentOS 5.   The major need for Windows would be 
> very active use of Adobe Acrobat 8, Photoshop CS3, and Illustrator CS3.
> There may also be the need to copy/transfer information among Matlab, 
> Mathematica, and Microsoft-based applications, from Office 2003 to the 
> above-mentioned ones.
> Do you support these, and how complete is your product line for 64-bit 
> CentOS 5?
> Based on your answer, I'll know whether to go with a virtual 
> machine-based solution, which means a Windows VM, or can remain 
> Linux-only, with your solution.

AFAIK, no Adobe applications run under any form of Linux, except via VM 
emulation.   If you're running Adobe apps on Windows in a VM under 
Linux, and matlab/mathematica on Linux natively, copying data between 
these will be awkward at best.

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