Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 5th May 2009 22:04 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Many Linux users have experience with Wine, the application compatibility layer which allows some Windows programs to run on UNIX-like machines. During Ubuntu's Open Week event, Mark Shuttleworth was asked about Wine, and how important he believes it is for the success of Ubuntu.
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lemur2
Member since:
2007-02-17

Yeah, multimedia on Linux sucks big time. I installed Windows just to get Movie Maker. I have tried a number of video editing software on Linux but, at least to me, it's not very user friendly.

Gimp does the work for me as a photographer when I only have to do some color channel changes, or adjust contrast or lightness. But their interface is a pain for me. I want ONE window.

But I hope that the major distros will eventually step in and help out on developing some stuff to make multimedia on Linux as awesome as Windows / Mac.


http://www.kdenlive.org/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kdenlive
http://www.kdenlive.org/tutorial

http://www.koffice.org/releases/2.0rc1-release.php
http://dot.kde.org/2009/02/09/krita-20-host-new-features
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Krita

(Krita 2.0, for KDE4, is still in RC stage).

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ephracis Member since:
2007-09-23

Kdenlive is not as good as Adobe Premier.
Krita is not as good as Photoshop (not even as good as GIMP IMHO).

There are TONS of media applications for Linux. But none of them are good enough for me, right now.

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lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

Kdenlive is not as good as Adobe Premier.
Krita is not as good as Photoshop (not even as good as GIMP IMHO).

There are TONS of media applications for Linux. But none of them are good enough for me, right now.


That may or may not be the case, but the Linux applications mentioned in this thread actually DO answer all of the criticisms you have so far voiced in this thread. Your criticism of Linux desktop applications is out of date.

That very much makes it sound like you are just trying to come up with criticism of Linux applications for the sake of trying to be critical and negative.

For all of the use cases that you actually mentioned, Linux applications have an answer.

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Jokel Member since:
2006-06-01

Yeah, but it IS good enough for 99,99% of the users...

I mean - how many users you know that can afford Photoshop AND Premiere, and really absolutely need them too?

I did do some work as troubleshooter in a few large Windows/Unix/Linux environments, but only very few users actually have to use Photoshop. Even a smaller group ever needed to use Premiere. Absolutely nobody I knew used both. And I am speaking about a VERY large corporate environment...

So - although you have a point, the exceptionally small user base you represent makes that point very personal and not that big in the broader picture...

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testman Member since:
2007-10-15

I dislike Linux but I would run it SOLELY for a stable working version of Krita 2 that can run int the "Painterly" colourset and support my Intuos4 properly. In fact, if it can do HALF of the natural media functions the developers and proponents claim it to, I would buy a copy!!

Heck, if anyone can get it to do so on any distro with the above requirements, I would love to hear it and you managed it!

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