Linked by David Adams on Tue 28th Sep 2010 21:58 UTC
Fedora Core The Fedora 14 Beta was released today, but as a Network World article points out, it "will be the first Red Hat supported distribution to let users choose MeeGo as their desktop." This new release will also include the Sugar interface, intended for netbooks, and "will also be the first version to fully incorporate Red Hat's VDI (virtual desktop infrastructure), called SPICE, or Simple Protocol for Independent Computing Environments. SPICE will allow Fedora to host virtual desktops that can be accessed over a network."
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RE[4]: Comment by Radio
by Neolander on Wed 29th Sep 2010 12:12 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Radio"
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As a person who uses Gimp to do my basic image manipulations, I get messed many times with losing the focus of the tool window.
If it is a single window, I never got this problem.

Since gimp 2.6, tool windows are used. They don't loose focus, don't appear in the taskbar, and you can hide them with TAB. Still think that the problem is using multiple windows ?

Do you have any scientific studies approving that gimp UI (or similar) is better than photoshop one ?

And you ? Do you have scientific studies proving that photoshop's UI is better than that of gimp ? ;)

My point is not arguing that GIMP is better. It's that although different, it is very capable, too

(Adobe has many research centers, so I don't think they like providing their users crappy UIs)

Adobe can sell whatever they want, people who need the software for work will buy it anyway. It's called a monopoly. Photoshop CS2-CS3 is a good example of that : no major evolution except that of hardware resource usage.

Look at Inkscape, it has a very very usable UI. You can't lose focus on what you are doing anytime.

Funny, I hate inkscape's UI too ;) First becaus I think it's a waste of space, second because I heavily dislike having to move my mouse on kilometric distances before I can finally click my target. They should have learned about the second part of the Fitts law (that about distance). And don't get me started about those horrible incomprehensible toolbars on the top.

This shows best the importance of being used to an interface, IMO.

Edited 2010-09-29 12:14 UTC

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RE[5]: Comment by Radio
by Finalzone on Wed 29th Sep 2010 17:30 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by Radio"
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Bingo. Like other poster stated, both Gimp and Photoshop are good on their own rights. As a freelance designer, I mainly use Gimp for budget reason, lower footprint (Adobe CS product are power hungry). While Photoshop is likely complete due to CMYK support for printing, Gimp lack of support can be completed with Krita (thanks to the ability to import xcf and convert into CMYK).

For me, an excellent design can use any software image tool regardless their quirk.

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