Linked by Smith Johnson on Wed 25th Jun 2008 19:07 UTC, submitted by sjvn
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y A Computerworld blog post reads: "You gotta love it. Microsoft has decided that it will ho ahead and kill off easy access to XP on June 30th. On behalf of desktop Linux users everywhere, and our first cousins, the Mac fans, thanks. You've given us the best shot we'll ever have of taking the desktop."
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Appz
by harlock2019 on Thu 26th Jun 2008 10:29 UTC
harlock2019
Member since:
2008-06-26

First of all, hello everyone! After weeks of reading and not posting, I decided to become a member of this one good web.

Then my humble opinion as a designer: I think it's apps that keeps us running Windows/OSX: give me Adobe on Ubuntu and I'll switch in a minute on all the computers on my studio.

Also, Windows runs reasonably well, so I (and others) have 2 options: run the apps I want on a reasonably good OS, or not run them on a good OS.

Edited 2008-06-26 10:32 UTC

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RE: Appz
by gan17 on Thu 26th Jun 2008 12:13 in reply to "Appz"
gan17 Member since:
2008-06-03

Same here,

If Linux (or any other Open Source platform) made color management painless, enabled Adobe/Corel compatibility and had good printer/RIP support.... I'd probably abandon overpriced Macs altogether.

Until then it's Mac for work and Linux for everything else.

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RE[2]: Appz
by lemur2 on Thu 26th Jun 2008 12:49 in reply to "RE: Appz"
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

Same here,

If Linux (or any other Open Source platform) made color management painless, enabled Adobe/Corel compatibility and had good printer/RIP support.... I'd probably abandon overpriced Macs altogether.

Until then it's Mac for work and Linux for everything else.


It isn't quite ready yet.

http://www.gimp.org/release-notes/gimp-2.5.html

http://gegl.org/

There is at least a pageful of bugs that need fixing before a new stable release can be made (will be GIMP 2.6)
http://bugzilla.gnome.org/buglist.cgi?product=GIMP&target_milestone...

Still, when it is ready, I believe that GEGL, and through it babl
http://gegl.org/babl/
should provide the colour management support you are seeking.

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