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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RE: Appz
by gan17 on Thu 26th Jun 2008 12:13 UTC 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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RE[3]: Appz
by gan17 on Thu 26th Jun 2008 13:10 in reply to "RE[2]: Appz"
gan17 Member since:
2008-06-03

Yup.... I know about all that already, but thanx anyway.

Just like to add.... I've seen people do wonders with GIMP, but the workflow is a bit different to what I'm used to.

I hope there'll be more Linux options when my MacPro eventually becomes obsolete in a few years.

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