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

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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Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

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


So in other words, an industry you and I know nothing about yet you think you know what a professional in said industry should and should not use.

maybe when it was Win2000 server, we are on Windows Server 2008 R2 now.


I am fully aware of that since I run many myself.

It depends what you are doing TBH.


The same could be said for graphics apps; what you need depends on what you're doing and what you are comfortable with.

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lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

So in other words, an industry you and I know nothing about yet you think you know what a professional in said industry should and should not use.


I am a web developer, I work with designers and graphical artists all day. They all use Adobe CS, the vast majority of blogs, tutorials etc. etc. etc. use Adobe CS.

The fact that "photoshopped" has become a verb like "googled" is evidence enough.

Your statement is similar to me saying "because you are not a builder, how dare you say that they should use a hammer for nailing something down?"

I use GIMP on my PC at work, because sometimes I need to get a layer out of a PSD.

However I am not someone who makes their living with these tools, GIMP is simply not comparable to even Fireworks, which what the original assertion was.

This is another argument on OSNEWS I simply can't believe I am having.

Edited 2012-07-23 12:56 UTC

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