Linked by Amjith Ramanujam on Mon 4th Aug 2008 14:35 UTC, submitted by Hakime
Graphics, User Interfaces "The best open source applications and operating systems are more usable now than they were then. But this is largely from slow incremental improvements, and low-level competition between projects and distributors. Major problems with the design process itself remain largely unfixed." Personal Note: I am not sure how many people feel that Free Software has poor usability. As far as the desktop environment, I find most of linux window managers to be the more user-friendly than Windows and OS X.
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by axel on Tue 5th Aug 2008 18:05 UTC in reply to "RE: GIMP"
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well lightzone, raw therapee, bibble, etc are digital dark rooms they generally don't give you even basic drawing functions so they don't exist in the same headspace as the GIMP paint etc.

i admit inkscape, xara kind of poke a hole in my pithy summation or a broad problem BUT I feel my general point stands and is restated by Deadfishman here:

To restate myself in a way i'm willing to defend:
"Much of the criticism directed towards The GIMP come from users who do not or should not need to use it."

that paragraph of my original post was just trying to point out that on Linux there is a "should not need to use it" problem.

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