Check your version of wine
You will need wine version .9.52 or greater. The current version is .9.58. You can check the version if you already have wine installed by going to the terminal (applications - accessories - terminal) and running this command:
If you need an older (or newer) version of wine, you can get them from here:
If you want to uninstall the currently installed version of wine (for example to install a new version), use synaptic to remove it. Then double click the wine deb you downloaded to install that version. Once your version of wine is installed, run the configuration from the terminal:
You don't have to change any settings. You can accept the defaults and close it after it pops up.
In order to install Photoshop 7 or lower (PSCS2 may now work also), load the CD and right click on the setup.exe program and run with wine. Or use the terminal:
Create a launcher
If a launcher is not made (it should) and you have to make one yourself, right click where you want the launcher, select "create launcher"
Using the windows path to run the program works best rather than using the linux path to the program. Using the linux path in the past has killed the ability to "Save for web" in Photoshop. So stick with the windows path for now.
- Type in a descriptive name (e.g.Photoshop)
- Type in the command (e.g. wine "c:\program files\adobe\Photoshop 7.0\Photoshop.exe")
- Add a comment if desired (e.g. Edit photos)
- Click on the button that edits the icon. choose a generic icon or navigate to one you have saved already.
And that's it, you should be able to run Photoshop 7 or lower and possibly Photoshop CS2.
And a side note about trying Ubuntu, if you download the "desktop CD" (live CD), you can boot the computer with the CD and give it a test drive without it making any changes to the computer. Just remember that it is running off the CD, so load times will not be as fast, but once in memory, things should be snappy.
The beta version of the next release can be downloaded here:
torrent links at the bottom of the page for those who have torrent software, otherwise use the links at the top.