Thursday, February 7, 2013

[LA Shorts] Windows 3.1: Geeks' New Choice for Graphics?

Windows 3.1: Geeks' New Choice for Graphics?

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Windows 3.1: Geeks' New Choice for Graphics?
"It's a cute trick, but when it comes down to it, not particularly useful," said Google+ blogger Linux Rants. "The average user would see more and better functionality from using alternative software -- like GIMP -- or just running modern software in a virtual environment. "I've got to give the guy props for ingenuity, but I don't see this starting a new trend."

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They say everything old is new again, and it would be difficult to find a better example than a post onSlashdot last week.
"Why a Linux User Is Using Windows 3.1" is the title of said post, which refers to a recent NetworkWorldstory by the same name.
"About two weeks back, I was using my Android tablet and looking for a good graphics editor," author and said Linux user Bryan Lunduke began. "I wanted something with layers and good text drawing tools. There were some options, but nothing that compared to the Gimp, Inkscape, or Photoshop for the Desktop. Man, wouldn't it be great to have a full version of one of those running on my Nexus 7?


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