2011 LinuxQuestions.org Members Choice AwardsThis forum is for the 2011 LinuxQuestions.org Members Choice Awards.
You can now vote for your favorite products of 2011. This is your chance to be heard! Voting ends on February 9th.
Welcome to LinuxQuestions.org, a friendly and active Linux Community.
You are currently viewing LQ as a guest. By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics, receive our newsletter, use the advanced search, subscribe to threads and access many other special features. Registration is quick, simple and absolutely free. Join our community today!
Note that registered members see fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled once you log in.
If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us. If you need to reset your password, click here.
Having a problem logging in? Please visit this page to clear all LQ-related cookies.
Introduction to Linux - A Hands on Guide
This guide was created as an overview of the Linux Operating System, geared toward new users as an exploration tour and getting started guide, with exercises at the end of each chapter.
For more advanced trainees it can be a desktop reference, and a collection of the base knowledge needed to proceed with system and network administration. This book contains many real life examples derived from the author's experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant. They hope these examples will help you to get a better understanding of the Linux system and that you feel encouraged to try out things on your own.
Click Here to receive this Complete Guide absolutely free.
View Poll Results: Graphics Application of the Year
I have almost all of these (not for professional reasons ... Just to mess with) and I have to say, I use GIMP the most. If I had an actual need for any of the others, It may have went a different way. But it didn't ... So GIMP
Distribution: Debian Wheezy/Jessie/Sid, Linux Mint DE
That is right, those are not comparable. Especially GIMP cannot be compared to Inkscape, since they are as different as a spreadsheet and a word processor. So preferring GIMP over Inkscape is a nonsense statement.
Talking about vector editors, I think Inkscape is growing towards an extremely versatile and useful tool. But a typical Unix tool: it provides a powerful set of no-too-advanced tools with little pre-programmed actions. With those primitives you can do almost anything if you know how to use them properly. Compare mallet and chisel with a dovetail jig for a router. Given enough workmanship with a mallet and chisel any dovetail can be cut and much more. With the jig anyone can cut dovertails effortlessly, but just those standard dovetails.
An important feature of Inscape is that it writes human-readable SVG text files. You can edit them outside Inkscape if you like. Great for program-generated graphics. Inkscape has an XML editor so objects can be edited by their properties. None of this breaks the normal GUI interaction, they play in concert.
Little-known is the Inkscape's command-line interface which can be used to query or export objects to PNG or other formats without starting the GUI. This option is great to export batches of objects using a bash script. Much faster than export objects one by one from the GUI.
This year I have been creating a number of presentations of which half of the slides consisted of graphics, diagrams etc. Without Inkscape I would not have been able to create them.