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Re: WHY Photoshop tops most-wanted Linux app list

__/ [Au79] on Sunday 05 February 2006 06:24 \__

> Desktop Linux - USA
> When Novell recently reported early results from its survey of what
> applications people wanted ported to Linux, a lot of people were surprised
> to see ...
> <http://www.desktoplinux.com/news/NS2471885182.html>

People who request that port are people who have never put their hands on
other toolkits or have previously taken pricy courses on Photoshop. Same
principles apply to MS Office, which is taught everywhere, sometimes due to
curricula of the Government for schools.

Any Windows user knows that Corel Draw and JASC Paintshop Pro can, in
practical use, do almost everything which Photoshop does.

* http://www.gimpshop.net/

* http://www.gimp.org/screenshots/

* http://www.inkscape.org/screenshots/index.php

(Among dozens more, not to mention ray tracers and renderers...)

The fact that Photoshop has become a dictionary term in its own right (much
like "Google") does not help either. A crushing majority of the participants
in the GIMP newsgroups (and mailing lists go) about with statements like "In
Photoshop I do X, now how can I do it in the GIMP?"


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