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I have a simple question.

Is it legal to use Dreamweaver and Photoshop (both bought legally) on linux using Wine?

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Yes. There's nothing requiring you to use them on Windows.

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Yes, but is Wine absolutely legal (since I'm planning on using this at a company)? – silentw Sep 25 '12 at 15:03
Yes, it would only be illegal if it contained actual Windows components - which it doesn't. Wine is just a compatibility layer. Wine dates back to 1993, if it were going to be in any legal trouble - it would have done so already. Additionally many high profile software publishers use Wine(lib) to provide Linux versions of their software. – PhonicUK Sep 25 '12 at 15:14
Thanks a lot for your information!! – silentw Sep 25 '12 at 15:18

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