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ShowMeLinux.com: KILLing Adobe Illustrator [KIllustrator Review]

Jul 08, 2000, 12:34 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Geno Boba)

"One of the best things about KIllustrator it is that it installs seamlessly, and even automatically creates shortcuts on the start-up menu. It also installs automatically for all users when you run the installation as root, and it creates shortcuts for them too. I guess being restricted to KDE has some benefits, this being one of the nicer ones."

"Once the program is running, it's a fun ride, with a very shallow learning curve, but that's not because there's nothing to it. Modeled in the tradition of Adobe Illustrator and Corel Draw, KIllustrator uses a similar intuitive approach, choosing the simpler of the two when there's a choice between Adobe's working environment, and Corel's. Gotta hand it to these guys, they know a good thing when they see it in another program. If you have had even a little practice with Corel Draw, you'll find KIllustrator is easy to use. Some of the palettes could easily mistaken for Corel Draw or Adobe Illustrator features."

"There's no doubt that there will be good-hearted volunteers working deep into the night to expand the capabilities of KIllustrator, encouraged by the lack of vector alternatives for Linux. For now, however, the program has a way to go before being a complimentary vector program to the highly developed raster GIMP. On the other hand, it's a handy addition to the K Desktop Environment, and it may eventually become a standard KDE application. Three and a half stars (out of five)."

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