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I have never used Linux un my life. How good is Linux compared to Windows 7 for image editing. I'm a photographer and use lots of different software. The ones I use the most is photos hop cs6 and canon dslr software. Would Linux good compared to Windows??? What's the pro and cons of linux

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See if the software you want to use either is native for Linux or if it can work well inside of WINE first. Then see about Linux alternatives to that software and decide if you want to move forward from there.

Linux's general pros and cons are that it is more secure by default; has a lower resource requirement (depending on the DE aka GUI you want); etc. In terms related to your question that's entirely up to opinion as most people when they find out a company hasn't ported software over to Linux blame Linux for this shortcoming when it is entirely the company's responsibility. IE, people have called Linux "stupid" because something like IE10 (or whatever version) or iTunes or Photoshop doesn't work (or more accurately doesn't work without some effort).

If you want to try Linux out go right ahead. You won't lose anything besides however much time you put into it. Just remember that it is based mostly on giving you choice and that means you'll have to be a little more in control about things that go on with it. And most importantly...DO NOT TRY WUBI! Do a VM or set aside a partition to try things out.
     
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I have never used Linux un my life. How good is Linux compared to Windows 7 for image editing. I'm a photographer and use lots of different software. The ones I use the most is photos hop cs6 and canon dslr software. Would Linux good compared to Windows??? What's the pro and cons of linux
Linux wouldn't run Photoshop, but it does run GIMP. Not sure if you've ever used the Windows port, but you can test that out without needing to run Linux. If you don't get on with GIMP then you're better off sticking with Windows.
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Thanks guys for the response. +1 rep for you both when I get on my pc (can't from this stupid app)

Wich version of Linux do you recommend. Would you guys recommend me doing a hdd partition and doing a dual boot untill I figure out if it's for me

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Thanks guys for the response. +1 rep for you both when I get on my pc (can't from this stupid app)

Wich version of Linux do you recommend. Would you guys recommend me doing a hdd partition and doing a dual boot untill I figure out if it's for me

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Linux Mint Debian Edition, and i'd probably install on another HDD or VM first so you don't have to worry about boot menus breaking Windows. But if you're feeling confident, then installing to another partition on the same HDD as Windows is fine.
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Sorry for noob Question but what's vw

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Sorry for noob Question but what's vw

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VM, Virtual Machine.

Oracle VirtualBox or VMWare Player are both free desktop virtualisation programs which allow you to run an entire OS on "emulated"* hardware from your desktop.

* they're not actually emulated, but if you want a brief non-technical description then it's a little bit like running an emulator. smile.gif
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Ah OK. Awsome I'll try it

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