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The answer is not to develop a rival app, but rather to invest in making the GIMP as good as photoshop - no point in reinventing the wheel.

Still, Google are clever, They know that saying to a developer that they can run PS under Linux is a much easier perceived transition than saying the GIMP is as good.
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The answer is not to develop a rival app, but rather to invest in making the GIMP as good as photoshop - no point in reinventing the wheel.

Still, Google are clever, They know that saying to a developer that they can run PS under Linux is a much easier perceived transition than saying the GIMP is as good.
I must say i do like the GIMP. Excellent program.
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Indeed, and like most FOSS, getting better all the time. I see so much hate for the interface, but for someone with multiple monitors like me, it rocks. It would be intelligent for them to offer a one-window interface though, frankly. Just to stop the moaning.
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Indeed, and like most FOSS, getting better all the time. I see so much hate for the interface, but for someone with multiple monitors like me, it rocks. It would be intelligent for them to offer a one-window interface though, frankly. Just to stop the moaning.
Or do it my way and scale the window so you can see it all. Of course i have widescreen so i don't wind up with a narrow view of things.
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Indeed, and like most FOSS, getting better all the time. I see so much hate for the interface, but for someone with multiple monitors like me, it rocks. It would be intelligent for them to offer a one-window interface though, frankly. Just to stop the moaning.
I like one-window interfaces...but that isn't what's stopping me from using it.

It crashes. I have no idea why, but there's nothing I can do to keep it from crashing on my windows box. Click a button, it crashes. Enable a plugin, it crashes. It just keeps randomly crashing.

Probably more stable on Linux...
     
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I like one-window interfaces...but that isn't what's stopping me from using it.

It crashes. I have no idea why, but there's nothing I can do to keep it from crashing on my windows box. Click a button, it crashes. Enable a plugin, it crashes. It just keeps randomly crashing.

Probably more stable on Linux...
I've actually never seen the GIMP crash.
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There is the more important question, as Windows is the dominant operating system.
I'm calling you with a fallacy. So basically, you use Linux because it is more popular?

Besides, Vista is less productive in my opinion, and less user friendly. The nice thing about Linux is how the GUI is not part of the kernel, so if someone doesn't like the GUI, they can find another one. Desktop switching in Linux is actually amazing, and makes me almost twice as productive. I can't deal with lots of windows on a screen: the chaos doesn't work for me. Drivers suck on Linux because few companies properly provide support for Linux. Linux and Windows both have problems.

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Really the biggest question is why would someone use Linux? (Other then the fact Linux is free.) What advantages does it have? I've used both and i love Linux for allot of things but for my uses the OS isn't the best choice. Whether you use Linux of Windows is really a question of what you want to do and what you are willing to put up with. I like Vista but maybe Linux is better for you were not all going to use the same operating system and thats why there is more then one. What is the point of going around starting pointless arguments when we both know at the end of the day were both gonna use the same operating system regardless of who wins or loses or if it comes to a draw. Theres no point in it. I like Vista better but i don't go around telling people "why would you use Linux? Vista is better you should be using it." Because i know they chose that operating system for a reason.
You're right, a person's choice is a big part in what operating system they use. When I get home, I turn on my Windows desktop, turn on my Linux laptop, and browse on my Linux server. (Again, personal preference). But what you don't understand is the concept of open source software in its entirety. Think of it this way, the open source model allows developers and users alike to share knowledge. It Linux is free in price, but most importantly, it gives the intellectual property freedom that Microsoft denies.

This thread is about WINE: That is to say, emulation of Windows applications through Linux, or another operating system. So that the Linux operating system and other operating systems can benefit from commercial or other software that is only available for Windows.

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Linux however can't run any Windows programs hardly without the aid of Wine.
Uh, there's a reason for that, and you're a programmer, so you should know... So I'm really confused by this comment and its purpose.
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