Re: will it run programs like ...
Robert Frank <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>Frustrated with Windows 98 and Microsoft, I'm looking at moving to
>Linux. I've been told that Debian is a good way to go, particularly
>for a Linux beginner. I'm hoping to use it on a home office computer,
>using applications such as Pagemaker, Photoshop, WordPerfect, Excel,
>Dreamweaver and a multitude of games.
WordPerfect - I believe there is a version for Linux
Photoshop - no, but the GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) has
Excel - gnumeric may be close enough for your purposes. StarOffice
also has a spreadsheet that reads Excel files.
games - There are quite a few Linux hosted games, but probably not the
ones you know.
Pagemaker, Dreamweaver - not as far as I know
Aside from WordPerfect, the changeover shouldn't cost you much money.
However, you should expect to spend quite a bit of time.
- Jim Van Zandt