Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sat 17th Mar 2007 00:26 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu During my 8 years of Linux on and off usage I have tried more distros than I have chocolate bars. Each one of my previous encounters meant that I had to spend at least 2 days configuring before I have a desktop that I was somewhat comfortable with. With Ubuntu Feisty Fawn's latest test beta --for the first time ever-- this was not the case. I was up and running with all the niceties I wanted within 2 hours.
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RE[4]: Photoshop
by Kokopelli on Sat 17th Mar 2007 19:59 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Photoshop"
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Except I did not make that sweeping generalization. You made that assumption. And I did ask a question, you simply did not bother reading the whole message.

Let me break my original message down into more verbose language so that you can perhaps comprehend:

I do not do much work in graphics and therefore I have little experience in the varying options out there. Gimp works for my modest needs but I am under no illusions that it would be the preferred tool for professionals or even power users.

Given my admitted lack of knowledge on the subject has anyone tried the alternate product called xara extreme? It is not a photo manipulation application, but seems to have some capability for mid level use. Has anyone used it and what is your opinion,

I do not think this is an alternative for photoshop for profressionals. Skills in photoshop are needed if you want to get a job in professional graphics. However perhaps for power users with less demanding needs it will do.

So do you consider the fact that photoshop skills are an important asset in someone seeking employment as a graphics designer to be false? The irony is that the comment about photoshop was tnagential to my question. It does not matter though, it is not worth getting an answer for if I have to deal with elitists who take one sentence in a message and turn it into a personal affront.

Edited 2007-03-17 20:04

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