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Old 05-02-2008, 08:23 PM   #1
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Linux software for art school

What software does Linux have that would help me in art school? Most of the students use a Macintosh and use software like Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. They do a lot of stuff without the computer, but they also do stuff with the computer. Does Linux have software for art school? Is it any good like Adobe?

I am getting a Macintosh G5 tomorrow. I am thinking of trying to use Mac OS and Linux on it because people in the forum have told me that I can do that. The G5 is from my friend for free, like Linux.

If you are in art school and use Linux, what software do you use?
Old 05-02-2008, 09:26 PM   #2
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I'm not in art school, but I've spent more than a decade working with graphic design software as part of my job. Check out:
  • The Gimp -- as a Photoshop substitute
  • Inkscape -- as an Illustrator substitute
  • Scribus -- as a PageMaker/InDesign substitute

Good luck, and let us know how it works out for you.


Old 05-05-2008, 05:40 PM   #3
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That looks like it could help. Thank you for the comment about the software and links to their web.
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What distro are you running - you probably have the Gimp already if you use one of the larger distros
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