Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 7th Mar 2007 18:05 UTC, submitted by Luis
Linux Complaining about Windows Vista is a national past time on Internet forums these days. Windows Vista 'costs too much', 'has onerous product activation', 'requires too much hardware', etc. These complaints are often followed up by a very simple boast: 'I'm just going to switch to Linux'. But in today's landscape, how viable is that statment? Is the threat to switch to Linux an empty one, or is it entirely possible?"
Permalink for comment 219391
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE: Excellent article
by kaiwai on Wed 7th Mar 2007 21:42 UTC in reply to "Excellent article"
Member since:

Photoshop isn't available for Linux. It's true, and apparently it's very important, but I don't know what can be done about it other than begging and pleading.

Photoshop isn't needed, features from Photoshop are needed - there is a big difference.

GIMP needs to drop the MDI zealotry, adopt GIMPShop as the default GUI, and fine-tooth-comb Photoshop listing the features in there that GIMP lacks, then asking for feedback from the user community to triage features into high, low and medium priorities.

For me, GIMP doesn't suck - its the interface and lack Photoshop features that makes it a non-Photoshop replacement; the moment that you focus on features rather than the application itself, is when you'll make progress.

Photoshop will never come to Linux or some other platform - I'd sooner see GIMP make the necessary user inteface change and add the feaures required so then atleast I won't be forced into running an operating system - I can then choose to move to Linux, OpenSolaris or FreeBSD for example rather than if I were to ask for Photoshop and find that I am then stuck with Linux, with my choice once again castrated because of Adobes political posturing.

Edited 2007-03-07 21:45

Reply Parent Score: 5