[CentOS] Adobe products under Linux?

Ross S. W. Walker rwalker at medallion.com
Wed Nov 28 21:35:38 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.

You will need a VM based solution. I don't know how good Xen
will be in 5.1, but it's an option.

I myself have been toying with the idea of a minimal CentOS 5.1
Xen install, no GUI just a small Dom0, and then running an
Ubuntu DomU with GUI on 1 virtual console and Windows XP on
another, possible a Fedora on a 3rd and keeping the VM images
in raw LVM LVs that are allocated and managed from the Dom0.

This may be the ideal way to go with such beefy hardware to
make sure you use up all those nice resources effectively.


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