Leosghost - 6:19 pm on Apr 7, 2011 (gmt 0)
I'm good at PhotoShop, and Gimp is a terrible substitute.
Agreed , but then Gimp is good enough for 99.9999% of computer users ( in fact most machines are waaay over powered for what people actually do with them ..but thats another subject ;-)..I only use Linux machines for the net, the win machines are for photo or 3D or sound work..
That said..as a freeware 3D app, my son ( who works with pro paid 3D and animation apps and flash etc ) says Blender is incredibly powerful ..but the lack of any usable manual means it really takes a huge amount of effort, time and practice and scouring of 3D fora before one can put it to use ..
But for the vast majority of people on the net ..and probably very many members here, OSS and freeware would still give them the capability to do way more than they would ever need or actually use or do.