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I'm using an Asus Eee PC running Ubuntu 13.04 (it was gnome 12.04). Before I installed Ubuntu I was using "Windows 7 Home Premium" which ran pretty laggy. So I decided using Ubuntu. I took a bootable USB with Ubuntu 12.04 and dropped the Win 7 OS of my eee PC. The Eee PC doesn't have a disk drive included. Ubuntu runs the way I expected, superior!

Right now I wanna open My Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop and Adobe InDesign files to edit my projects. In Ubuntu with Wine, I am unable to install the CS3, CS4 or CS5 ISOs cause they split up after mounting. The files couldn't load in Adobe installer.

I tried another option running a portable in Wine. This will install but won't open.

As third option I tried is VirtualMachine. But since I dropped the windows boot partition even VM can't read this. I am willing to install Windows 7 next to my 13.04, but I need to make a bootable USB for that I guess?

I'm not an expert in IT, I'm a graphics designer. And right now I really need those Files to be opened and edited. Can someone help me the easiest way? Just installing CS4 from ISO would be the best for me... but if there any other options Help Me Out!

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Eee-PCs are seriously under-powered systems. Why would you use one to run Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign to begin with? –  MadMike Jan 14 at 12:57
    
I know itś underpowered thats why I even wanna Use CS3.. But if the alternative programs run better with the same file extensions then im gonna try it right away. I really need to open my files on this crappy Eee PC :') –  Lapzwans Jan 14 at 13:25
    
Your best bet is to install an run these with PlayOnLinux. –  MadMike Jan 14 at 14:52
    
So when i try the portable version CS5 wil it run? I noticed Scribus doesn't support .Indd –  Lapzwans Jan 14 at 14:59
    
Although I have experience with PlayOnlinux, I have next to no experience with CS. On a related note here is how to install CS5 on Ubuntu –  MadMike Jan 14 at 15:21

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Alternative software for designing in Ubuntu

  • Adobe Photoshop --> GIMP
  • Adobe Illustrator --> Inkscape
  • Adobe inDesign --> Scribus
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Can I open my Ai files and make my bussiness identity for a facture or edit my Vcard? –  Lapzwans Jan 14 at 12:31
    
I have both Adobe Photoshop and GIMP and I like GIMP better than Photoshop. –  karel Jan 14 at 12:34
    
But does it keep the same file extensions and does it read them too? –  Lapzwans Jan 14 at 12:38

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