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[8]: Adobe on Linux
by roverrobot on Sat 17th Mar 2007 19:59 UTC in reply to "RE[7]: Adobe on Linux"
roverrobot
Member since:
2006-07-23


Actually, that thread pretty good shows why Adobe doesn't port Photoshop to Linux:
* Lack of standardisation and good APIs


This is ridiculous. You don't need a "standard one", you need one that works. There are lots of good toolkits available on *NIX that works, and most of them are cross-platform. That means you automatically gain support for other *NIX as well. Some of them even work on windows and Mac OSX.

Keep in mind that they have ported Acrobat reader and flash to linux.


* Lack of market


That may be true. But the demand is not neglegible either, and is growing as we talk about it.


I am a pro-Linux, but I see a lot of limitations in the platform as well.


Well. Looks like you are still used to the way MS teaches you to think, or, you are not familiar how programming on linux works.

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RE[9]: Adobe on Linux
by chris_dk on Sat 17th Mar 2007 20:51 in reply to "RE[8]: Adobe on Linux"
chris_dk Member since:
2005-07-12

Well. Looks like you are still used to the way MS teaches you to think, or, you are not familiar how programming on linux works.

Looks like you don't like when Linux is criticized.

I am quite aware how programming on Linux works. Backwards compatibility is one of the issues that Linux people don't take seriously. "Compile from source" is the only answer from these people.

Not good enough.

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RE[10]: Adobe on Linux
by aent on Sat 17th Mar 2007 22:06 in reply to "RE[9]: Adobe on Linux"
aent Member since:
2006-01-25

No its not. If they use gnome libs, they are guaranteed API/ABI stability. Hell, if they use the KDE libs, there a similiar API/ABI stability guarantee. I don't see what kernel drivers photoshop needs though...

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RE[10]: Adobe on Linux
by roverrobot on Sun 18th Mar 2007 03:58 in reply to "RE[9]: Adobe on Linux"
roverrobot Member since:
2006-07-23


Looks like you don't like when Linux is criticized.


No, I don't like some ignorant criticizers.


I am quite aware how programming on Linux works. Backwards compatibility is one of the issues that Linux people don't take seriously. "Compile from source" is the only answer from these people.


No you don't. How many versions of binary downloads are there for firefox? openoffice? acrobat reader? flash player? ...

You can either link statically, or ship your shared libraries. This is exactly the same as windows.


Not good enough.


Well, not good enough for everyone, sure, especially for gamers. But good enough for lots of us.

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