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My OS is Debian - I've heard of Wine and virtualization software such as Virtualbox.. I'm wondering what to go with for stability as Wine was kinda bug prone when I last tried it for some other Windows software.

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updated question. – meder omuraliev Aug 19 '09 at 3:44
I wonder what the performance will be if you virtualize it... – Ivo Flipse Aug 19 '09 at 6:47

Crossover officially supports Photoshop as "silver". This means that there are some bugs, but they're working on improving support. They also have an extensive tips section.

(Crossover is a commercial version of Wine)

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Use VMWare Workstation with a Windows XP or Windows Vista Installation. The latest version provides you functionality to access the application integrated to the Desktop Environment. , That is, you can run a Windows application in a window on your Linux Desktop.

Photoshop will work like a native Linux application, while the process runs under the virtual machine.

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up vote 1 down vote accepted

So I went ahead and installed VirtualBox 3, gave it around 500 MB of virtual memory and it seems very very stable.

Photoshop CS4 runs fine inside XP, now if I could only mount my main local filesystem inside of XP without resorting to one shared directory that'd be nice :)

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