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Comment: Re:Easy solution. (Score 1) 223

by Jethro (#48986817) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Gaining Control of My Mobile Browser?

One thing I "hate" about my PC is that I can't really carry it around with me. My Android phone fixes that quite well.

I don't know how old you are, Anonymous Coward, and I don't think you (or hardly anyone else) will read this, and I hate to pull a Back In My Day, but when I was a teenager and "computers" were these things only us nerds had, we used to dream about someday having a whole personal computer that would fit in your pocket. Or, or, small pouch or something. We thought it'd be the size of a pocketbook or something, with a chorded keyboard on a wire. Oh and in our most fevered dreams we thought maybe this mythical device would be connected to a Global Network of some kind that contained the sum total of Human Knowledge.

And now WE HAVE IT. Dude, we may not have got flying cars but we sure as hell got our handheld portable computer. I don't think anyone thought it'd grow out of a friggin PHONE, but I am not complaining.

Comment: Re:Lightworks, anyone? Not FOSS, but not expensive (Score 2) 223

by Jethro (#48863251) Attached to: The Current State of Linux Video Editing

This needs to be upvoted. Lightworks is professional-grade video editing. No hand-holding or easy shortcuts, and the learning curve is very, very high. After years (probably over a decade) of using very amateurish video editing software, learning Lightworks was not easy, but I'm very glad I did. And having said that, I have a ton to learn.

I don't care if it's FOSS, and neither do any major studios. It's free for personal use and not terribly expensive to license.

Comment: Re:There is no more Photoshop. (Score 1) 197

by Jethro (#48027757) Attached to: Adobe Photoshop Is Coming To Linux, Through Chromebooks

I've been paying for Photoshop CC since it's been available, because I can finally get a legal copy of Photoshop (and for $10 a month). Yes, it's subscription-based, but it installs the actual software on your computer, so I don't know where you're getting the web-based thing from.

Comment: Re:Proprietary shit comes to proprietary platform. (Score 1) 197

by Jethro (#48027739) Attached to: Adobe Photoshop Is Coming To Linux, Through Chromebooks

...nerds are required to run Linux now and not care about any other OS or platform?

Look, I run Linux on my desktop, and have since well before distributions or version 1.0 of the kernel came out. I run quite a few servers and all of them are running Linux. My media center PC is running Linux. All my computers except one run Linux.

Does that mean I can't think ChromeOS is a cool idea, or at least interesting? Does that mean I'm not allowed to use Photoshop when I'm indulging some of my other hobbies, because it's the best tool for the job? Am I less of a nerd because I don't /only/ use FOSS?

Comment: Re:How important is that at this point? (Score 1) 197

by Jethro (#48027665) Attached to: Adobe Photoshop Is Coming To Linux, Through Chromebooks

I used GIMP for many years. Since it came out, pretty much - I remember using version 0.54 in the '90s. When I started getting more into photography I used Gimp with the UFRaw plugin. Again, I was using the thing for well over a decade at this point.

Then I had a fairly big photography project and tried a trial version of Photoshop+Bridge+Adobe Camera Raw. It was /instantly/ easier to use AND more powerful than GIMP and any raw processor on Linux. My workflow with it is incredibly smoother and faster.

Nowadays I do occasionally have to use GIMP and let me tell you, it is PAINFUL.

So yeah, now that I can get a legal copy of Photoshop for $10 a month, why on Earth wouldn't I?

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