> Sadly, Windows users, in general, expect any app they use to replace a
> high priced commercial version to look like and work exactly like the
> app they want to replace. There are thousands of apps available to
> Windows users that will lessen the load on their wallets tremendously
> and will get the job done just as well as their high cost counterpart.
> Most Windows users are unwilling to learn something new though. They
> expect the computer to do that for them too. M$ has gone out of it's way
> to instill that thinking in them for it's own benefit and too increase
> it's lock on the software market. All this leads to even more dependency
> on M$ type software and even higher costs to the end user, eventually.
> This all happens because they are lazy and unwilling to change in order
> to get what they are looking for. Consequently, what they end up with is
> even more enslavement to a commercial exploiter. Ironically, that's what
> they keep crying to get away from. They are their own enemy.
Assuming that by "high priced commercial version" you mean Photoshop,
* GIMP developers and many GIMP users are not expecting to replace
Photoshop in any way.
* It's very unprobable that you can find a bunch of applications that
can replace everything that Photoshop can do.
For many of us, GIMP is free software and Photoshop isn't. Full stop.
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