Hi, I'm new on here, have only replied to one post so far! I'm just wondering what, if any, other good graphic design software programs/packages are out there? I'm a final year student hoping to start a business early next year, but the cost of the software I know is absolutely ridiculous! An Imac and Adobe CS2/3/4 prices are extortionate even with student discount! (and I can't use the student edition for 'commercial gain'). We've always been taught on Apple Macs, and taught to use Adobe Indesign, Illustrator and Photoshop. Granted, they are the 'industry standard', but surely there must be others out there that can do the same job, at a fraction on the cost?! (and surely not EVERY SINGLE designer uses Adobe). I've heard of Serif and Corel, but don't know anyone that uses them! Are they any good? What platforms are they available on? Are they as good as Adobe? What about compatibility with printers etc? And are the prices OTT? Sorry for the essay and al the questions, but I need answers lol. Thanks in advacne for anyone who might reply!!!