Quote: Originally Posted by artmanphoto
I have read various news feeds saying that the Linux OS is good and very stable OS.
Thanks - Bill
The first line of your post is not necessarily true. There a many, many different Linux distros some more stable than others. There are also several different desktop environments. Gnome and KDE are the most popular, there is also Debian, XFCE, Enlightenment and one or two others so the choice is almost endless.
My advice to you if you wish to give Linux a go would be to go for one of the most popular distros such as Ubuntu or Linux Mint. Both of them can be installed within Windows, eliminating the need to have a separate partition, and can be removed in a matter of seconds if you decide it's not for you. Once installed you get the option of booting into Windows or Linux at start up. I run Linux Mint
in this way.
As bug67 said emulating software can be a little problematic and it's something I now steer clear of. It's not really something you need if you're running Windows aswell any how.
You mentioned Photoshop in your question. You could give GIMP
a try. It can run on Windows also.
If you have any more questions please don't hesitate to ask.