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It is not a secret that for many users the last application that prevents them from switching to Linux is Photoshop. Google wants to bring more people to the world of free operation systems and will finance the Wine developers to make Photoshop work better in Linux. Here is what Google says:

“As you may know, Google uses Wine to implement Linux support for Picasa. Beyond that, Google has been supporting Wine in several other ways.

Perhaps the biggest news is that we hired Codeweavers to make Photoshop CS and CS2 work better under Wine. Photoshop is one of those applications that Desktop linux users are constantly clamoring for, and we’re happy to say they work pretty well now. Perhaps not coincidentally, apps like Flash 8 are now starting to work in Wine, too. We look forward to further improvements in this area.

For more about what we’ve been doing, see my post to wine-devel and/or visit our list of Google Wine patches.

Share and enjoy!”

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I just wonder why don’t they even talk about CS3? But anyway the stable work of CS2 in Linux would be a good reason to delete Windows partition for people who use dual boot system.

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