Well it is a Vector based program for one so the result will be different than what you would get in Gimp. I've never used Linux but have always wanted to try it out. Maybe one of these days I will. As I understand it there are lots of open source programs for Linux that you have to pay for in Windows and that does seem funny. I'm sure GP could verify the Linux version of Xara is the current version or not? Let us know how it goes jf.