Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 21st Jul 2012 23:06 UTC
In the News Okay, so this is entirely new to me. Sparrow is was an email client for Mac OS X and iOS (and Windows), which brought a decent Gmail experience to these platforms - as opposed to Apple's own not-so-good Gmail support and Google's Gmail iOS application which, well, is just a webpage. Google has now acquired Sparrow, and basically all hell has broken loose, to the point of Rian van der Merwe writing that 'we' lost "faith in a philosophy that we thought was a sustainable way to ensure a healthy future for independent software development, where most innovation happens".
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lucas_maximus
Member since:
2009-08-18

Excuse me? You might not like it and of course you're free to not use it, but there are lots of professionals who do use and who do like The GIMP. Just because it's different doesn't mean it's bad.


Well then they are fools, Adobe suite is far advanced. This is a well known fact.

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Sodki Member since:
2005-11-10

Well then they are fools, Adobe suite is far advanced. This is a well known fact.


There are a ton of things to consider before stating that as a fact. Tools are useful for those who use it. My art skills would still be crap if I used Photoshop. Claiming that a professional is a fool because he chooses to work with a different tool set is just being narrow minded.

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lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

We are talking about professional graphic artists and what not. Industry standard is Adobe CS.

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Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Well then they are fools, Adobe suite is far advanced. This is a well known fact.


Is that anything like those fools who run Windows servers? I mean, it is a well-known fact that Linux and BSD are far advanced so anyone using Windows server can surely not be a professional.

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lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

We are talking about professional graphic artists, web designers etc, not me and you that might need to do some image manipulation. The industry standard is Adobe CS.

Linux and BSD servers more advanced than Windows ... err maybe when it was Win2000 server, we are on Windows Server 2008 R2 now.

It is honestly debatable now whether *nix based servers are better than Windows. It depends what you are doing TBH.

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