i have been using Mac computers since the MacPlus, but i am so ready to leave. i need design software as capable as photoshop, illustrator, and indesign, but i am sick of the downward spiral of apple hardware getting so expensive and limited (no upgrades on laptops). i am stuck with apple because adobe won't make design software for linux. basically same situation as @Framelynx on page 43.
somehow i saw "serif" mentioned somewhere, and i was so excited to check whether their products were available on linux, because then i could finally be free of apple (AND adobe) !! alas, no linux support.
i hate the concept of software subscription, and i agree with a post by @Metsys on page 45 that subscription software is a barrier to non-overprivileged communities. if affinity ran on linux, i would totally pay out of pocket for the alternative to apple hardware and adobe software, even though my academic institution gives me free adobe creative cloud access.