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Content producers dig Linux too!

Jun 11, 2009, 15:33 (0 Talkback[s])

"What made me realize that creative software on Linux had made it with the content creation crowd is this poll on the DAZ Studio forums: more than 150 Daz Studio users would like to see a Linux version. What made it important is that DAZ Studio is not Blender: it is a program that is designed for "artistic" content creation rather than for "technical" content producers, but still a lot of these non technical users run Linux and want a Linux version of the application. It is not top of the line professional contents producers like Pixar that are switching to Linux, these are average users.

:When looking back, I can't help but realize that creative software for Linux has made a lot of progress in very little time. I remember when the main graphic creation tool on Linux was The GIMP. Now we also have Inkscape for vector graphics and Blender for 3D graphics. Both Blender and the GIMP are very polished creative software that can easily rival commercial offering such as Photoshop, even for advanced use, furthermore these are still actively developed and new versions are being released at a sustained rate. Inkscape is lagging behind Illustrator but is still very usable for all but the most demanding graphic designers."

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