Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 29th Aug 2012 22:52 UTC
Linux Miguel de Icaza: "To sum up: (a) First dimension: things change too quickly, breaking both open source and proprietary software alike; (b) incompatibility across Linux distributions. This killed the ecosystem for third party developers trying to target Linux on the desktop. You would try once, do your best effort to support the 'top' distro or if you were feeling generous 'the top three' distros. Only to find out that your software no longer worked six months later. Supporting Linux on the desktop became a burden for independent developers." Mac OS X came along to scoop up the Linux defectors.
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UltraZelda64
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2006-12-05

I must be different then, because I never had the need for a bitmap editor as extreme as Photoshop, and I never had a need for *any* CAD software outside of school. Hell, no one I know probably even knows what AutoCAD even is, and those that have Photoshop probably pirated it.

Me? Well, I bought a copy of Jasc Paint Shop Pro years ago, and after that I started to really like Paint.net during my last few years with Windows. I have toyed around with "trial" versions of Photoshop to see what all the fuss was about, but it has to be the most overkill, confusing, slow and bloated bitmap editor I have ever used. I was not impressed, and you would truly *need* to have some damn special requirements to actually want to pay 700-1000 bucks for a god damn bitmap editor. I honestly don't get it why so many people pirate it and then brag about it... I guess just to say that they got an ~$800 piece of software free?

Having been on Linux exclusively for over half a decade now, I do still miss Paint.net (it really was a pleasure to use), but I can get over it. I've been doing just fine on the GIMP, and I have got used to its multi-window approach years ago (which is actually very nice on a widescreen monitor). I'm actually anticipating trying out the new single-window mode, that should be interesting. But I can say that Windows has something good going for it with Paint.net.

Edited 2012-08-30 01:16 UTC

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