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  1. As for proprietary software for creatives with Linux support, there’s now just a handful of it: AfterShot 3 (Corel) https://www.aftershotpro.com/en/#tech-specs Maya (Autodesk) https://knowledge.autodesk.com/support/maya/troubleshooting/caas/sfdcarticles/sfdcarticles/System-requirements-for-Autodesk-Maya-2020.html Modo (Foundry) https://www.foundry.com/products/modo/requirements Mari (Founrdy) https://www.foundry.com/products/mari/requirements Nuke (Founrdy) https://www.foundry.com/products/nuke/requirements Houdini (SideFX) https://www.sidefx.com/Support/system-requirements/17.5/ 3D Coat (Pilgway) https://3dcoat.com/buy/ DaVinci Resolve (Blackmagicdesign) https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/products/davinciresolve/ Substance Painter/Designer (Adobe) https://docs.substance3d.com/spdoc/technical-requirements-172824034.html Lightworks (EditShare LLC) https://www.lwks.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=100&Itemid=211 MASSIVE http://www.massivesoftware.com/massiveprime.html TVPaint https://www.tvpaint.com/
  2. If someone had told me over ten years ago that one day I would be using a phone with an OS based on a Linux kernel, I'd have told the person they were insane. Today, Android is the most popular mobile OS on non-Apple phones. Something like this seemed impossible to many people at that time, but Google has proved that nothing is impossible in this respect, and they have won the game. Despite the fact that Microsoft Windows has been ruling for decades in the PC market, there is still a niche for a good desktop OS, there’s no doubt about it. The fact is that, on the one hand, the quality of Windows is getting worse and worse with every update, and it has now become a bloatware monster, cluttered with tons of useless functions and numerous inconsistencies. On the other hand, the hardware quality and price policy offered by Apple put off many users and companies, which are now more than ever before willing to reduce their costs. Many of them simply go back to Windows only because the software they use at work runs on Windows, and not because Windows is a fantastic operating system. In this situation Linux seems to be the only alternative to Windows. It's far better than Windows in many ways, for example, it's more stable, secure, flexible and customizable. However, the major problem with Linux is not the plethora of different distros, but the lack of high quality proprietary software for professionals (photographers, graphic designers, film makers, etc.). Linux with commercial proprietary software for professionals could probably quite easily fill this void in the market, and, as a result, gain more popularity. Some of you probably know that Intel has been working on its own Linux distribution for some time (Debian based), the project is called Clear Linux. They've already imported 4000 apps into their app repository, and they're going to double this number in the next two years. The aim of the project is to make their own Linux distro that will be fully compatible with all Intel processors (both CPUs and GPUs). This will allow them to control the hardware and software, just like Apple does. Who knows, maybe in a couple of years Intel will become a hardware-software company (they have both financial and human resources to do that). By the way, Nvidia are also thinking about something similar in their future business model. Moreover, Google has been working for a few years on their new operating system called Fuchsia, which will probably be both mobile and desktop OS (with a Linux kernel, just like Android). Look what you can do today with Samsung Dex, such solutions can be in fact the core of next-gen operating systems. Some people from Serif say here that making their software for yet another platform is very hard, both from technical and financial point of view. It's true of course, software development requires a lot of resources, but you should remember that it's not impossible, and it may pay off the company in the long run. Saying that doing something doesn't suit the business model of the company is also quite risky - keep in mind that the market is very dynamic, trends are changing with time, something that today seems pointless tomorrow may turn out to be very profitable. Serif could pave the way for Linux to become a serious alternative for many creatives in the future. I guess it's worthwhile now to keep a close eye on Linux, and never say 'never'.
  3. @Madrooster7 Have you tried Luminar 4 ? As far as I know it offers an entirely new approach to (non-destructive) photo editing (including loads of filters, presets, and even AI).
  4. There is indeed a problem with this function in Publisher. Having another button in 'Find and Replace' panel labelled 'Save as a Rule' would be nice!
  5. Hi guys, My first download of the files was from GitHub (nothing worked with these files). Today I've downloaded the files from the official website of LibreOffice LibreOffice Polish Dictionary And then a miracle happened, both the spellchecker and hyphenation in Publisher started to work seamlessly I can't tell you why those files from GitHub didn't work. Thank you guys for all your help with this tricky problem. Cheers!
  6. Yes, I've set Polish in each panel, neither the spellchecker nor the hyphenation is working properly I guess I'll have to wait till the next up-date to check again if it works
  7. Hi guys, These are my settings in Publisher, still can't figure out what's wrong with the spellchecker and hyphenation.
  8. Hi MEB, I have configured the Spelling/Hyphenation both in the Language section of the Character Panel and in the Paragraph Panel (also checked it in the Preferences). The only thing that happens with the text is that now it is displayed as underlined with a red line, but no hyphenation at all. I've checked the FAQ for installing dictionaries in Publisher, but still the same problem.
  9. A few days ago I finally bought Affinity Publisher 1.7.3 and tried to make a simple document in Polish. It quickly turned out I had some serious problems with the spellchecker and hyphenation. I've already downloaded and installed in the right folder the GitHub libraries with the Polish dictionary (all three files as advised here), but nothing seems to work in my case (both spellcheck and hyphenation still don't work). Any ideas? It's a pity that Affinity Publisher, which is supposed to be the next-gen software for publishers, doesn't support all European languages by default.
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