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There are some problems in *nix

Postby brightstar on Sat Oct 18, 2008 7:49 am

Hello Everybody!

I just install Linux Mint, it's very awesome! Great OS :)
But I have some problems.

The first problem is:
Graphic Programs as PhotoShop/PhotoImpact and others...

In Linux, I can't find such powerful programs as PhotoShop/PhotoImpact, GIMP is not such powerfull, another progs are weaker, than GIMP :(

Also I like to enjoy ActionScript, and I didn't find at adobe.com - version for linux :(
only for Win/Mac :(

Are there any alternatives for PhotoShop and Flash Develop for *nix?
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The second problem is:
I like to make models in 3D editor - Blender.
But in Linux Mint - the version 2.48 is masked, but I need to install it! Now I can do it? What must I do, to unmask 2.48 and install it, because to work in 2.45 isn't good :(
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the 3rd is:
I want to try XFCE, OpenBox, Fluxbox
In google and at this site, I didn't find any info about installing. :(
Can you help me with solving thee problems, please?

Best Regards,
Oleg
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Re: There are some problems in *nix

Postby Husse on Sat Oct 18, 2008 5:33 pm

Welcome to Mint
Yes, games and Photoshop that's two things Linux is not so good at
However Gimp is really powerful though not with photos
I've seen something about a new application that is very good with photos - can't remember what though
You could install wine but that's just a half measure
Have you checked out blender-ogrexml - you find it in the software portal/manager
If you want Blender 2.48 you have to download binaries and compile (remember to install build-essential first)
It will eventually appear in the repositories - What do you mean with "the version 2.48 is masked"?
I want to try XFCE, OpenBox, Fluxbox

You simply use Synaptic and install xfce4, Fluxbox or OpenBox You will be asked to install a bunch of other files as well
Even if it's possible to install several DEs on one system the result can be less than optimal and it is not the same as our editions with said DEs
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Re: There are some problems in *nix

Postby brightstar on Mon Oct 20, 2008 6:57 am

First of all, I want to say "thank you" to Husse, with answering on my questions.

However Gimp is really powerful though not with photos

No, believe me, I work as designer in my company.
GIMP is miles worst, than PS(PhotoShop)/PI(PhotoImpact), not only because PS and PI work good with photos, but PS/PI have many draw-tools, which safe my time with rendering pictures/drawing animation.

GIMP is really good, but it's rather weak against PS/PI. And to use Virtual Machine (VMWare) on Linux, to use "win32 applications" it's the way for cathing errors.

What do you mean with "the version 2.48 is masked"?

I have also VPS-server, but with Gentoo Linux :)
And some versions of PHP/lighttpd/Apache are masked (the last versions).

If you run command
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emerge -av php

For example, it will install on Gentoo, the last version of program, which is not masked.
As I think, "Masked Programs" are such programs, which "Distros Developers (Gentoo or Mint)" mark them as not fully developed.
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Re: There are some problems in *nix

Postby Husse on Tue Oct 21, 2008 5:19 pm

Ok - I feel a bit lost - anything you need help with?
Apart from a photoshop for Linux which I'm not able to fix
But this is interesting
http://apcmag.com/google_behind_photosh ... bility.htm
Non free software
http://www.lightcrafts.com/linux/index.html
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Re: There are some problems in *nix

Postby ronnoc on Wed Oct 22, 2008 2:15 pm

Many find that Krita is excellent for photos: http://www.koffice.org/krita/. I like this program myself.
As for Gimp, it is meant to be very plug-in based to allow a high degree of customization. There are many Gimp-photo sites out there such as the Gimp Plugin Registry. Here is a link to that site with an article on photo editing in Gimp: http://registry.gimp.org/node/9988.

Hope that helps.

Now if I could only game proper in Linux Mint... :(
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Re: There are some problems in *nix

Postby Husse on Thu Oct 23, 2008 8:42 am

For really "great" gaming Linux would need support for Directx which is a proprietary Microsoft format
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