Inkscape doesn't save in the right formats. It does save vector, but not the right flavor for the Designer suite.
I have Inkscape on the Windows box for another program that prefers SVC. So I do use it. It isn't as polished as Adobe or the old Macromedia Freehand, but it does do the job.
While I don't care for MS in general, at least the machine language it uses has opened a lot of doors for very different apps. There were birding apps and lifelists, all kinds of crafting programs, embroidery programs. Recipe organizing programs. Small things that quite a few people will use. There are a lot of niche apps.
I see Android working with a lot of these now - the small guy can write and sell them.
There is starting to be a demand to shift some specialty apps to tablets. I see a lot of questions about running the apps on an Ipad. This is where open source and Android can lose out.
Information on any of these apps spreads by word of mouth on forums. The niche lovers (male and female) are quite good at doing it.
Palm had scads of useful special medical apps for doctors. They screamed bloody murder when Palm quit. Guess who picked up and redeveloped? Apple.
No one OS fills that need for me. I also like to see what is going on with new stuff whether I want it or not. It's mostly not, but I will look at the review or video before I decide it's crap.
Open source needs to wake up. I know a lot depends on licensing, but people are starting to use tablets more. One home security outfit lets you control your whole home through your phone or tablet. Right now, that's Android or Apple, but with Windows trying to standardize everything to run anywhere, Windows will be included.
I see Open Source trying to get games and succeeding. It might just be too little, too late. Open source looks like it might be realizing that not everyone is devoted to social sites, in business, or just wants to check email.
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