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Linux needs world class software

By futureking ·
Yes I know linux has firefox,apache,perl,python blah blah blah...
But when you want to do Video Editing or Professional Graphics Creation. You need Windows or Mac. because Adobe premiere and Photoshop both run on those platforms. Don't tell me about GIMP. GIMP is not photoshop. If we are using open source operating system then it does not mean that we don't want to purchase commercial software. Linux has many advantages over Windows like Security, Stability and Speed. At my multimedia institute we often face problems because of virus and instability of OS. But we have no choice to change OS because All the multimedia software like, MAYA,3Ds MAX,Photoshop, Illustrator,Dreamweaver etc run on Windows. If companies can incorporate popular software to Linux that run on windows/mac only. then it will give Linux a huge success.

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Wayward post?

by CharlieSpencer In reply to Linux needs world class s ...

Meant to be part of the "Linux Improvements" discussion, maybe?

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by jck In reply to Wayward post?

He just wanted his own thread to get a thumbs up lol

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If that was the case wouldn't he have

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Nah

Started a Question? :0

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Maybe he was going to do some spam and forgot the link -nt

by Deadly Ernest In reply to If that was the case woul ...
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that depends

by jck In reply to If that was the case woul ...

on if he can conceptualize one :^0

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don't blame Linux because some companies suck up to MS

by Deadly Ernest In reply to Linux needs world class s ...

but you can use WINE, or Crossover to run most of those products in Linux. See Codeweavers for Crossover a commercially supported Windows emulator for Linux.

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What Linux needs is a better Wine/Cygwin

by robo_dev In reply to Linux needs world class s ...

...something as robust as VMware, such as Parallels on the Mac.

Personally, I would adopt Linux in a heartbeat if there were a way to run EVERY special Windows application that I can throw at it.

Sure, there are cool tools like CrossOver, but my experience has been mixed.

There is a big difference between getting an application to launch, and making the application run fast and work glitch-free.

Plus it should not take a rocket-scientist to install a simple application.

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I am agree

by futureking In reply to What Linux needs is a bet ...

Yes! I am agree with you.

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Research before and be reasonable

by Saurondor In reply to Linux needs world class s ...

This is the start of the requirement list for Maya:

At a minimum, the 64-bit version of Maya 2009 software requires a system with the following hardware:

* Windows and Linux: Intel EM64T, AMD Athlon 64, or AMD Opteron processor
* 2 GB RAM
* 2 GB free hard drive space....

Please research what you claim before you claim it. I agree that there are quite a few applications that are Windows only, but to come out and claim "Linux needs world class software" and then list expensive applications just doesn't cut it. For example:

Maya Unlimited:
Linux with Subscription Electronic Download - $6,490.00
Linux Electronic Download - $4,995.00

That's US Dollars.

Now take a minute to consider what Microsoft's adds are centered around. That's cheap PCs. They're all about getting a good bargain price on a laptop.

Now Photoshop sells for 700 US, Illustrator for 600 US and the list goes on.

I honestly don't believe such tools will mean a success for Linux. They will follow after Linux achieves a large market penetration. I believe Linux's success depends on other lesser, but more popular applications.

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