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Posted 12 April 2013 - 15:02
Posted 12 April 2013 - 15:13
just as good?...only if you hate yourself.
Posted 12 April 2013 - 16:10
Posted 12 April 2013 - 16:16
this. initially folks confused open source with free. then whey they realized they had to spend a lot of money to get it to work as they wanted it.. they moved back to MS products, mostly because it was easier and cheaper to find devs for development and Ops.
I du no, I'm seeing more governments moving back to windows from windows after trying Linux the last couple of years.
Posted 12 April 2013 - 16:34
True that. IIRC City of Munich was the most publicized and they have switched back wasting millions on the Linux side.
Posted 12 April 2013 - 16:43
Posted 12 April 2013 - 16:52
And GIMP is just as good as Photoshop, right?
Posted 12 April 2013 - 16:59
Some people use that as an example of a failed migration to Linux, which is weird because the migration has actually been quite a success. I guess some didn't really read anything beyond the news about the initial difficulties back in 2006.
Not only they didn't switch back but they saved over €11 million so far.
Actually, it is. Just like you had to learn photoshop, you have to learn Gimp. Same for MS Office and Liber/OpenOffice
Posted 12 April 2013 - 17:05
So I wonder, if all those emplpyees would have been able to work more effectively with MS Office and thus be able to put in one more week of effective work each year per employee, how much money that would have added up to over the same period. of course we'll never know since they never bothered to measure the effectiveness and happiness of their employees on the different systems. The date they switched means they've never even tried 2007 or 2010, much less 2013.
Posted 12 April 2013 - 17:05
And that STILL doesn't make The GIMP as good as photoshop. just like Blender isn't as good as... well ANY of the big commercial 3D suites.
st of the GIMP and Blender defenders are diehard FOSS evangelists who will spend 3 times as long to learn the software, and twice as long to make almost the same result just to prove that "it's just as good". This is why no serious graphics business uses GIMP and Blender except for fan evangelist projects like 3D Blender Foundation and their Big Buck Bunny.
Posted 12 April 2013 - 17:07
Posted 12 April 2013 - 17:26
Now that's as silly as saying Photoshop has nothing on GIMP.
On Windows, GIMP has nothing on Paint.Net
Posted 12 April 2013 - 17:31
I thought you just argued that the GIMP was just as good as photoshop....
So, it's not perfect. The whole Linux world isn't perfect. It's not a workaround for large corporations, but it is just fine for a novice person.
For 98% of ordinary people GIMP would fit their needs just as well as Photoshop. Apart from people working in specialised industries, most normal people do not need all of the advanced stuff that Photoshop offers.
According Christian Ude the number of complains to help desk has actually decreased since they switched, so I guess they are doing fine.
The point anyway is that using Munich as an example of a failed Linux deployment (as it's often done) is utterly wrong.