As all good desktop Linux adventures starts with a spouse’s request, this story begins with a request that I touch up a picture for submitting to a local society upon her induction into the group. It was a portrait picture with a green screen behind that should be replaced with a dark smoky background for dramatic feel.
I volunteered to do it and I decided to install Adobe Photoshop CS2 into a Win7 VM that I totally bought and owned and not because Adobe publicly released a certain serial number online and permanently offlined the authentication server. The experience was horrid so I had a thought what if I installed it via Wine - which I did with minor fiddling. Adobe CS2 was rated Gold on WineHQ and just needed a few fonts for it to work.
While using it, a wave of nostalgia hit me. What if I Wined all my old favorite programs from the 90s? Im thinking:
Irfanview - rated platinum on Wine
Winamp+my old visualization favorites (Geiss and Milkdrop, anyone?) - Silver/Bronze
alternatively foobar - Platinum for the 1.6.x versioon
Splash Pro - because I am tasteless and I like frame interpolation to artificially 60fps all the video. (weirdly no winehq entry)
How much Wine do you have on your system (apart from Steam’s Proton)?