Adobe Photoshop and Premier may be coming to Linux!

March 23, 2011

People have for a long time not switched to Linux because there is no Adobe Photoshop or Premier available for Linux, programs which have become pretty much standard in the Graphics & Multimedia industry. But this may soon all change…

A discussion and request for the Adobe Creative Suite (including Photoshop) on Linux has been going on here for quite some time.

Recently Adobe Employee Carey Burgess stated “The request is now most definitely on the radar of our engineering teams, so it [Linux version] can be considered for future development.”

Adobe now would like anyone who wants Adobe Creative Suite Products such as Photoshop & Premier to be produced for Linux to fill out a Feature request form. He also stated that you must “submit a request [form] for each product that you would like to see developed for Linux. (If you want them all, then show it by submitting one for each product)”.

So go ahead fill out a few forms…just make sure you stress that you “want the product for Linux”.  🙂

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March Poll: Unity or GNOME?

March 20, 2011

For this month’s Poll I would like to know what you think about Unity and GNOME Shell. Which do you think will be a better desktop environment?


Debian 6 released, what to expect in the latest version.

February 21, 2011

Well after 2 years of work, Debian 6 is now finished and available for download. Debian 6 is latest version of the Debian GNU/Linux operating system and it includes new versions of software that were not available in the previous version of Debian as well as some new features.

One of the major changes is the installer. Debian 6’s installer is easier than it ever was before, it is now a lot easier the change the language & keyboard settings and partitions with the new partition editor. And Debian 6 offers support for the btrfs file system and more importantly the ext4 file system.

Overall, Debian 6 is just like any other Debian release…Solid. Debian isn’t known for frills or the latest software, it is designed to be one of the most stable Linux distributions out there. But Debian 6 does bring a few new features and new software (although still not necessarily the latest), making it a good choice for Debian users (and other Linux users alike) to upgrade to.

Debian 6

Debian 6 (Squeeze)


Shoutcast removed in VLC 1.1

October 30, 2010

Many people are upgrading to the newest versions of their favorite distros and wondering where the Shoutcast Radio and TV lisings are in the latest version of VLC media player. For example Ubuntu 10.10 was released a few weeks ago and many users have upgraded from 10.04. Ubuntu 10.04 had VLC 1.0.6 which had Shoutcast, but Ubuntu 10.10 has VLC 1.1.4 and is missing Shoutcast.

The reason for this is Shoutcast was removed from VLC starting with version 1.1.0. AOL basically forced VLC to drop Shoutcast. They wanted VLC to either comply with the Shoutcast license or remove Shoutcast from VLC. VLC could not comply with the license and had to remove Shoutcast. VLC is talking with AOL and looking for a solution which would let them again integrate Shoutcast into VLC again.