OT: The modern world confuses me

P. J. Alling webster26 at mindspring.com
Mon Dec 24 20:44:29 EST 2007


You're more tolerant than I am, that point nearly made me barf...

Juan Buhler wrote:
> On Dec 23, 2007 3:38 PM, Adam Maas <adam at mawz.ca> wrote:
>
>   
>> Debian (which is the distro I suspect you were misspelling) is pretty
>> unsuited for desktop use. Nice server OS though. Ubuntu is a better
>> choice on the desktop.
>>     
>
> Yep. Ubuntu made my 2000 vintage HP laptop live again. I don't use it
> much, but it's nice for watching DVDs from time to time and for guests
> to have a way to get online.
>
>
>   
>> No Linux OS is suitable for a
>> professional-grade imaging workstation, and won't be until X acquires
>> proper colour management (And there's a decent 16-bit image editor).
>>     
>
> Not to nitpick, but I've been working on cg animated films using Linux
> since 1999 or so. On properly calibrated monitors, using commercial
> calibration tools (of which I know little--lately at Pixar, the
> Systems guys come by a couple of times per month in the morning,
> before I even show up, to calibrate my monitor.) So it *is*
> technically possible to have proper color management on Linux. Your
> point involving Gimp is very valid though, although one could use
> Shake or something like that--crazy, I know, but I do have a friend
> who uses use Shake for his photography.
>
>   
>> For those of us who want actual control over their workflow, and
>> repeatable results from multiple printing options, Linux is Not There
>> Yet.
>>     
>
> I do agree with that. Funny that someone who refuses to use a lossy
> compression format would process his images in an 8-bit program. That
> point made me smile.
>
> j
>
>   


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