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  1. @Noel, in which case, it might be possible to turn it into a cross platform Electron app like Visual Studio Code from Microsoft.
  2. @Renzatic, I fully agree that there's money to be made from the Linux platform. For example, I will readily buy good software such as SoftMaker Office and Pixeluvo to run on my Ubuntu Mate PC.
  3. @Patrick, Joe Cristina's 'Cutting the Cord' series of videos have turned out to be immensely popular generating thousands of extra subscribers and tens of thousands of extra views. In other words, it has turned out to be a goose that lays golden eggs so my money is definitely on Joe Cristina not going back to a certain cloudy service. While I am here, and if I may, I have a constructive suggestion to make. At the current time, it is wholly uneconomic to port Affinity Photo over to Linux. However, I think it is worth one of your Windows developers initiating a discreet discussion with the developers at CodeWeavers (the makers of CrossOver) to see what potential steps are required to make Affinity Photo Crossover and Wine-friendly. If a significant code rewrite is required then it's not worth doing but if it turns out that only some modest adjustments are required then it probably is worth doing. Affinity Photo can then be marketed as being for Windows, macOS and Linux with Wine/Crossover which will also hopefully be end of threads like this one.
  4. @Patrick, if you haven't already, I suggest that you check out photographer Joe Cristina's YouTube channel where he's currently doing a series of "Cutting the Cord" videos about options for migrating away from a certain cloudy service provider. I think they are both informative and entertaining videos and the Affinity products do rather well.
  5. @OS1, there are quite a few competent RAW image processors for Linux, three desktop publishing softwares that I know of and quite a few native photo/image editors including, but not limited to, Pixeluvo, Fotoxx, PhotoFlare, PencilSheep, Nomacs, Krita and so on. I don't think the Linux situation is entirely bleak and it's much better than it used to be.
  6. @SrPx, quite a few Chromebooks can now run Linux apps and for those that can't there's Crouton to help out there. A few of the online image editors are quite good and can be accessed by Chromebooks (Photopea, Pixlr, Sumopaint, etc).
  7. @Merde, the short answer is a complete stuff up by Netmarketshare who noticeably overestimated the Linux market share (I suspect a change in measuring parameters/algorithms). They then compounded the issue by changing things and underestimating the Linux market share.
  8. @OS1, I agree and the best that can be hoped for is that Serif would at least look into the practicality of making the rather good Affinity products work well with Wine.
  9. @Eric5, you could check out any/all of DarkTable, RawTherapee and LightZone, try them out and go with the one that works best for you. I should add that they are all free and cross platform.
  10. @Arte, I agree with what you said. I also think it's better that Serif concentrate on the development of Designer, Photo and Publisher at present rather than go down the routes of DAM and Lightroom softwares not least because those two markets are already pretty crowded with many existing competent options.
  11. @Michael, I am pleased to report that VivaDesigner is also another worthy alternative to Scribus. I should none of the Linux software l suggest is in any way a direct competitor to any of the very good Affinity products because Serif doesn't currently provide any products that are either Linux or Wine-friendly.
  12. @spacedrone808, I'm a Linux user and if you look through my posting history you'll see what l personally use (not GIMP) and what l suggest trying with Wine.
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    Linux. Seriously now.

    @Bloque9, I recommend Affinity products to Windows and macOS users since it is an affordable alternative to being permalocked into a certain cloudy subscription service. Indeed, Affinity Photo is so good that l know of astrophotographers who use it to process their images. I happen to use Ubuntu Mate on my desktop PC and Linux Lite on my laptop (see pic below) and I'd welcome Affinity products that work well with Wine. That reminds me, you're welcome to check my posting history where you'll find out what l use and what l suggest to try out with Wine.
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    Linux. Seriously now.

    @Bloque9, I just wanted to say that I do actually have a great deal of sympathy for your position and the only other option that comes to mind is, for example, using the Affinity softwares on Windows 7 inside VirtualBox on a Linux computer. That solution does though have system resource implications.
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    Linux. Seriously now.

    @R C-R, when it comes to the use of Windows RAW developer and image editor softwares (without mentioning any specific names) on Linux via Wine, the performance issue aspect is one that does not appear to be prominent or to be a cause of great concern. Therefore, I do not think it is an unreasonable request to ask Serif to get one of their developers to look into, for example, just how much tweaking would be required to get the Affinity Photo Windows version to work reasonably well in Wine on Ubuntu or Linux Mint. However, at this time, I think it would be an unreasonable request to ask Serif to consider directly porting over the Affinity products given Linux's third place desktop market share and the attendant large financial viability uncertainties.
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