Just got an email from e-frontier, the makers of 3D packages such as Poser, Amapi and Shade. They now have a commercial version of their manga drawing and animation package
Anime Studio 5 Pro for the Linux platform? Quite interesting to see a mid-sized software company as e -frontier thinking seriously about Linux (Ubuntu; Red Hat 8, 9; Fedora Core 1, 2; SuSe 8.2; Mandrake 9.0, 9.1, 10; Gentoo; Debian SID; and Knoppix.)
Typically, only small software companies make end user software like this for Linux and it’s often free. If a company this size can make money from Linux, maybe Photoshop on Linux is not that far fetched? Maybe even Flex Builder? Will be interesting to see how this fares with the Linux community and if they are able to make money from it. Anyway, if you do animation, you should
check them out. Anime Studio Pro has SWF export and e-frontier also has a decent lightweight Flash-clone called MotionArtist.