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By Scott M. Morris

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Posted: 3 Feb 2006

Open Call for Suggestions

The trend continues: Adobe Photoshop, Autodesk Autocad, and Macromedia Dreamweaver continue to dominate the top three most-requested applications. I wanted to take a slightly different approach to the survey this week. Instead of analyzing the results, let's pose this question:

While we're waiting for our applications to be ported, what alternatives exist right now?

The GIMP is the obvious open-source alternative to Photoshop, but let's look beyond the obvious. We want to know any and all products that do what Photoshop does, but do it on Linux today. It doesn't even have to be Open-Source. We're making an open call for Linux applications that can do what Photoshop, Autocad, and Dreamweaver do.

If you would like to make a suggestion, send us an email here.

iPod Giveaway


To keep things hopping, we're giving away an iPod nano to some lucky person who fills out the survey any time in the month of February. We'll conduct a random drawing on 1 March, and let you know by email if you are the winner. Meanwhile, keep spreading the word about the survey, and we'll all be winners. And remember, you are welcome to submit multiple entries if you have multiple must-have products to tell us about.

In the News

The Application Request survey has made quite a stir in the industry. If you're interested in some of the in-depth articles and postings regarding our poll, visit some of the following links:

Additional News and Information - Photoshop tops ?most wanted? Linux app list

CNet News - Linux users say OS needs touch-up with Photoshop

Slashdot Thread - GIMP Not Enough for Linux Users? - Why Photoshop tops most-wanted Linux app list

The Register - Linux users demand Photoshop - Photoshop tops "most wanted" Linux app list - Why we need Windows apps ported on Linux - Novell asks: Which Windows-only apps do you need most?

Slashdot - The Most Desired Linux Ports

CoolSolutions - Survey Results (Feb. 02, 2006)

CoolSolutions - Survey Results (Jan. 18, 2006)

I wanted to thank everyone who has covered the poll thus far. If you see other cool news about this survey, please let us know.

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