Haven't visited this forum for a long time, but often think about Free FreeHand while I work. Decided to take the time to post here today.
The awful outcome of the lawsuit still rankles me. Adobe and its lawyers successfully killed ILLustrator's only viable competition. A sad commentary (as if we need more proof) about the power of corporate money and shortsighted greed.
Anyway, I made some vector art design stuff for a longtime client today. As always, the art was built with my registered copy of FreeHand MX 11.0.2.
I paid good money for a place at the table with FH versions 3.0 to 11.0.2 on Macs ranging from an ancient 1986 SE to my current gear. Adobe gobbled up Macromedia in a corporate buyout that should never have been allowed by the FTC. Monopoly rules.
Whatever. I'll keep making vector art with FreeHand until no Mac OSX is able to run it. At that point, I'll throw all my Macs out the back door and draw pictures in the mud with a stick.
Art, like morality, consists of drawing the line somewhere.