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Novell Suggests Linux Program Replacements 358

An anonymous reader writes "As a result of over 14,000 votes since the beginning of January, Adobe Photoshop, Autocad, Dreamweaver, iTunes, and Macromedia Flash are currently the top 5 'most wanted' Windows/MacOS-only applications in Novell's online survey. From comments made by the survey participants, Novell has also listed suggested substitutes for each of the five. What do readers think of these suggestions?"
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Novell Suggests Linux Program Replacements

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  • by boogahboogah ( 310475 ) on Thursday February 16, 2006 @10:47AM (#14732566)
    Story posted to the general public at 9:35

    Site Slashdotted 9:43

    Way to go crew !
  • by Draek ( 916851 ) on Thursday February 16, 2006 @11:36AM (#14733075)
    yes, The GIMP is a porn site, Vi is a program to teach little kids the alphabet, Bluefish Thunderbird and Firefox are the mascots of a cartoon, and EMACS is an old piece of software dating back to the times when mainframes were cool. Wait, that one is actually right...
  • by Karma Farmer ( 595141 ) on Thursday February 16, 2006 @11:38AM (#14733104)
    Seriously, is this article a joke? It's full of the same helpful, informative advice I'd expect from The Onion, like:
    After checking these applications out a little, some of them look pretty slick. If you need a CAD app, check these out
    I read stuff like this, and I can't figure out if it's sarcasm or stupid.
  • by Nutria ( 679911 ) on Thursday February 16, 2006 @11:41AM (#14733149)
    I suspect most of the Flash-Haters hate it for what it does,
    And, as per usual, any discussion about Flash tends to stereotype Linux users as stubborn, backwards types that hate everything that regular people like about computers.

    And all this time, I thought the reason I hated continuous hypermotion is because I'm an old fart that wants to read the page rather than get distracted by aggrivating monkeys.
  • by Anonymous Coward on Thursday February 16, 2006 @02:00PM (#14734692)
    "I was also told that while GIMP's functionality may rival Photoshop's, how you get there is very different. For instance, to users who know Photoshop, GIMP's SDI (Single Document Interface) can be confusing. In GIMP, each image gets a separate window, whereas Photoshop's MDI (Multiple Document Interface) groups them all together in a single window."

    Also a valid reason for staying with Windows 3.X.

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