The Register has an interview with Holger Dyroff, the representative
of SusE in the U.S.A. The interview touches up desktop applications
that are shipped with Suse, will be shipped with Suse, and the apps
that Suse would like to ship. (BTW, he predicts that the Linux
desktop will have a bigger market share than Apple by this time next
According to Holger, "applications will be key for this market" (the
Further down (about two thirds into the article) the interview goes
"Interviewer: What applications do you hear the most requests for on
the home and small office level?
Holger: Photo Editing and Printing is a huge issue. Gimp is nice, but
is yet missing some features and people are asking about Adobe
Photoshop-like applications and features all the time.
Another area which is frequently asked for is web publishing and
tools like Macromedia offers.
Interviewer: Anything up SuSE's sleeve on in these areas?
Holger: Not yet, we are not application programers, but a service
provider who takes what is available as open source software and
delivers it to its customers.
Both ISVs Adobe and Macromedia would definitely be a key towards a
Linux desktop revolution. And I read Adobe is starting to use QT to
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