I have read many times that people are reluctant to make the switch from Windows to Linux stating they needed Photoshop for their work. Google seems to have heard you and has sought the assistance from Codeweavers [Wine] to improve the Photoshop experience in Linux. In a statement about how Google is supporting this project, Dan Kegel says:
As you might know, I work for Google, and part of my day job is to help improve Wine. Here’s a little report about what we’ve been up to.Google uses Wine primarily as the basis for the Linux port of our photo management software, Picasa. In fact, the Linux version is exactly the Windows build of Picasa, bundled with a lightly patched version of Wine. Most of the work in that port was to improve Wine so it could handle Picasa, and that work is still going on.
Google also sponsored some work by Codeweavers to improve support for Photoshop (’cause so many people want it) and While not yet perfect, those apps are a lot more usable now as a result. In particular, Photoshop CS and CS2 are quite usable indeed. (See http://wiki.winehq.org/AdobePhotoshop details.)
There is now one less reason to not make the switch. 🙂
Full article is here.