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Of course if Microsoft undermines standards' interoperability...

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[–] [email protected] 21 points 1 week ago

Why would anyone use Apache open office over Libreoffice? Also where onlyoffice?

[–] [email protected] 9 points 1 week ago (3 children)


All are great. Except : Inkscape is decent, except that it's nowhere near illustrator. It's got issues. Issues that maybe casual users can tolerate. A more demanding user won't.

Gimp really isnt a substitute for photoshop. It's slow, unstable and ux is dogshit. Too bad.

[–] [email protected] 8 points 1 week ago

There are people saying Inkscape is better. I personally find it completely hard and unintuitive, just like GIMP. But I use both

[–] CodeBlooded 2 points 1 week ago

Gimp is all I know, I can’t compare to Photoshop, and I love it! ❤️

[–] dwraf_of_ignorance 1 points 1 week ago

Heard someone mentioned boxy, haven't tried but looks good.

[–] [email protected] 8 points 1 week ago (2 children)

If you are interested in audio engineering I would recommend Ardour.

[–] stewie410 1 points 6 days ago

I've also heard good things about bitwig, though it's not FOSS, annoyingly.

[–] [email protected] 4 points 1 week ago (1 children)

How does this compare to audacity?

[–] [email protected] 6 points 1 week ago (1 children)

It's a lot more fully featured. It's allows for a lot more complex mixing and editing. It supports a lot more plugins including virtual instruments. Audacity is good for basic recording and mixing but Ardour takes it to the next level in terms of versatility and control.

[–] [email protected] 2 points 1 week ago

Ok thnx will check it out

[–] [email protected] 3 points 1 week ago* (last edited 1 week ago)

And it's not just for Windows. That's pretty much a list of the default choices for my operating system.

[–] [email protected] 2 points 1 week ago (1 children)

So.. op complains about Microsoft's interoperability standards, and then proceeds to post a list of apps which mostly use their own too 😂

There's a lot of good software in there.. but misleading caption..

[–] refalo 2 points 1 week ago

The big difference is that formats used in open source software is open source.

[–] [email protected] 2 points 1 week ago

In addition to Joplin, Logseq is really great too, though with more of a text-first, outline based, zettle approach.

[–] refalo 2 points 1 week ago* (last edited 1 week ago)

I agree these are alternatives, although for the larger solutions, I would argue that none of them are comparable for professional users, besides maybe Blender. I know many animators that use it, but it's more like a tool for a specific purpose, while they also simultaneously use many other proprietary programs.