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Re: 3 Open Source Design Apps: The Pro, the Novice and the Trainee
Posted by: Jack M. Germain 2010-12-01 10:40:13
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The advantages of open source software really become evident when it comes to using design applications. This category of software is one that not everyone needs -- that is, unless you need software to help you create illustrations for Web design or print publication projects. The Linux OS has a bevy of design apps that go head-to-head against hallmark design applications for the Microsoft Windows and Apple Mac OS X platforms such as Adobe Illustrator CS5, Adobe Freehand, CorelDraw Graphics Suite X5 and Microsoft Visio.

Great Apps- not limited to Linux
Posted by: carmean 2010-12-01 21:56:01 In reply to: Jack M. Germain
These and other open source apps are great, but they are certainly not limited to Linux. Inkscape is compiled for macs and PC's. OpenOffice (also see NeoOffice) and most Linux/UNIX apps are available on the mac. I think a more important message may be that no matter what platform you use, open source software may be available and better suited to your needs than the standard (expensive) graphics programs.
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