Originally posted by logout_login
There's no real alternative to Corel on linux (at least any decent version).
Blah. I hear this kind of drivel from photoshop weenies almost every time I bring up The GIMP. The vast majority are unable to name exactly what PS does that GIMP doesn't, but they're sure there must be something. Most of the stuff that they come up with that PS can do that GIMP can't is just plain wrong, or a matter of not knowing how GIMP works.
Having said that -- I'm not a graphic designer at all (one look at my very plain website will show that
) or a GIMP expert, but if you're on a Linux machine, and asking about graphics programs, there's really only one; The GIMP.
If you were a masochist you could get wine and try to make your windows software work under linux, but this will ultimately lead to you cursing ever having removed windows and you'll be installing it again. If you use those programs in a recreational capacity, then you're not missing anything and can learn new tools. If you need them in a professional capacity (which I doubt since you've not needed them for "some months") then you should get a windows box...