[Linux4christians] Yes, Ubuntu can absolutely be the default
gorkon at gmail.com
Sun Nov 1 16:55:48 EST 2009
The only thing "advanced" about photo editing on Windows is the fact
that Adobe wants you to pony up a heap of cash to get Photoshop CS4
and more. The GIMP can do a lot of what Photoshop can do....TODAY.
The only thing missing from the GIMP is the ability to pay lots of
cash for plugins that do things for you automatically. The same goes
for Illustrator for vectors. Inkscape is very good but it is also not
the same as Illustrator and there's not as many automagic things.
About the only weak link is user friendly video editing software for
Linux. There's not much there but it's getting better every day.
Blender is a program a lot of people are using and then there's
Cinelerra. The problem with both of these is the tremendous learning
curve. There's nothing on Linux that is like iMovie just yet in the
ease of use category. The best thing there is Kino and Pitivi.
The Linux desktop is fine for 99.9 percent of users TODAY. Unless you
are attached to some really expensive and proprietary software for
doing photo or video editing, well then you go right ahead and load
Windows 7 and pay a whole PC in software license costs for Photoshop,
Illustrator and some sort of video editor.
The same can be said about church software. There are a lot of really
expensive packages for doing the slide presentations on multiple
screens and churches pay for them. I would rather see churches donate
half the money to similar open source projects. If they did that,
then imagine what kind of presentation software you would have!
Linux is ready TODAY. Anyone who thinks it isn't really needs to try
and think a little differently and try it again.
On Sun, Nov 1, 2009 at 5:37 PM, just soso <justsoso6 at gmail.com> wrote:
> It just depends on what you want to do. The software for Windows is much
> more advanced, especially when it comes to photo or video editing. If all
> you are looking for is a basic OS for getting on the web, then yes Ubuntu is
> great. When I can install Ubuntu and hand it over to my wife without having
> to tweak the Java settings or Ubuntu locking up every time I shut the lid on
> the laptop because it doesn't like the way the bios works... Then I will
> say it is a windows replacement. For now, its just not there. All flavors
> of Linux are improving from when I first started using it several years
> ago. The install manger (Synaptic) has made a huge improvement on the way
> software is installed.. Installing from source files can be a absolute
> nightmare. In the end, your main objective will determine if Linux is right
> for you. If you have the patience to learn something new, then there are
> multiple reasons to give Linux a shot.
> On Tue, Oct 27, 2009 at 4:32 PM, Fred A. Miller <fmiller at lightlink.com>
>> And I don't just mean for geeks. I mean a real, viable alternative to
>> Windows for many users despite the apparent quality of both Windows 7
>> and Server 2008. by Christopher Dawson
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>> anything, because they never reason themselves into any
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