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The Little Graphics App That Could!
September 29, 2000 1:38 PM   Subscribe

The Little Graphics App That Could! If you like vector illustraction programs, you should definitely check this out! Xara is a zillion times better than Illustrator, which is major bloatware. The last version of Xara, version 2, was only 7 megs. I've used it for years now. It's lean, fast, and never crashes. Now Xara Ltd. is about to release a new version. You can download the public beta for free at their website. If you buy a copy, it's only $145!!!
posted by grumblebee (6 comments total)

By the way, there's a huge community of Xara supporters here. And the tutorials here are especially good!
posted by grumblebee at 1:51 PM on September 29, 2000

bah, windows-only. So much for that :-)

posted by Mars Saxman at 1:53 PM on September 29, 2000

Yes, but it's such a good program that it's worth buying a wintel maching just to run it! 8-p
posted by grumblebee at 1:56 PM on September 29, 2000

lol grumblebee - I have plenty of Intel machines, but no copies of Windows to run on them... not that I could boot into Windows anyway, since they're all running servers of one kind or another :-)

-Mars, stuck up elitist OS snob
posted by Mars Saxman at 2:46 PM on September 29, 2000

Hey, you can always run Xara (and Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere, etc.) in VMWare for you Linux types. I've used it and I agree. It's better for many quick jobs than Illustrator, though you don't have as much finely-tuned control.
posted by waxpancake at 3:28 PM on September 29, 2000

Only $145? I wonder if I have that much in the change down the back of the couch ....
posted by webmutant at 4:22 PM on September 29, 2000

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