How do I install Adobe Master Collection CS5 on openSUSE?

Antariksh December 18, 2011
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I am using Adobe Master Collection cs5 in Windows 7 64-bit, but now I want to install Adobe Master Collection in openSUSE-11.4. How can I do that?

  1. Anonymous
    December 18, 2011 at 9:25 am

    It will have to be installed via Wine. I personally was able to install CS4, but was not able to get CS5 to work right and gave up one it.

    The results from WineHQ are not good.
    Adobe® CS5 Master Collection
    http://appdb.winehq.org/objectManager.php?sClass=version&iId=20148 

    PhotoShop CS5 (a howto is included here on how they did it)
    http://appdb.winehq.org/objectManager.php?sClass=version&iId=20158&iTestingId=64856 

    Are you familiar with Wine, and usage? PlayOnLinux is probably the easiest way, to install it, but most likely a fair amount of tweaking is going to be involved as CS5 is not on there supported software list. 

    • Antariksh Bora
      December 19, 2011 at 4:33 am

      Thanks a lot for your answer.... But I don't know anything about Wine.

      • Anonymous
        December 19, 2011 at 7:49 am

        That is ok, This may not be to best starting place :) but definitively a interesting one. 

        You have three options from this point.

        First option is the Command Line based WINE. It will have the best results in this case, but is most difficult, especially if you have no experience with terminal usage. I am assuming you have at least some experience with Terminal because you are using OpenSuse? 

        This website would be a great start point if you choose WINE, http://www.winehq.org/ 

        If you don't, that leads to my next option.

        Second is PlayOnLinux, Which is WINE but more of a people person :) It has wizards for everything that you will need and the fairly simple. The tradeoff is the list of applications that are supported. 

        Here is a video for you: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8OQL64XZj6c

        Third and easiest option is CrossOver, It is by far the easiest but comes at a price, literally $39-$69. They do have a trail version if you are interested in it. Crossover also comes with support from CodeWeavers.

        http://www.codeweavers.com/ 

        How to install crossover in OpenSuse
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VbFvLIP-vS4 

        Interesting article on Crossover and Dreamweaver CS5
        http://www.linux4u.info/article.php/Run-Dreamweaver-CS5-on-your-Linux-Deskop 

        All of that said, Even with the paid-for CrossOver, there is no guarantee that to will work perfectly, or work at all. The are extremely mixed result, some CS5 apps work decently to some not working at all.