Posted by: Anonymous Coward
on January 30, 2007 07:59 AM
Linux does not all need to be open source. Maya is not open source but people are more than happy to purchase it because it is a high quality application that has a strong user base and support from Autodesk. The fact of the matter is that you are getting the Operating System for free, that should save you money to be able to spend on things such as TOOLS that you will need to make more money, which is what Photoshop is. If you plan to just edit pictures then go bootlegg photoshop and run it in wine. Adobe has not put any effort into porting Photoshop to Linux and here we have Mr. Kanzelsberger who dedicated 8 years of his spare time to coding an amazing application and not Only including Windows, Mac and the Linux community; but he included the BSD/QNX/SKYOS/MorphOS and other communities into his development cycle even though they will not generate him almost anything. You will never find so many platforms for a commercial application. So be grateful Linux was his Platform of choice. Because choice is what linux is all about and you have the choice not to buy, and use the GIMP.