One of the more challenging application areas for free software development is computer graphics. However, there are a number of excellent and popular tools for handling them. I use graphics a lot in my work, especially vector graphics, and I've tried a lot of graphics software.
For this series, I'm going to re-draw a single diagram that I found while working on my LAN printing system in each of seven different vector graphics applications, in order to provide a basis for comparing them.
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