I guess you never tried reading the DOS manual
Actually, I am quite surprised that Photoshop can see the webcam
I'm even more surprised that anyone would have see that as a useful feature!
Gimp doesn't see the webcam, because it is a photo editor, not a video app.
Try one of the webcam apps, Cheese, VLC, Skype etc.
I really do tire of the Linux this windows that.
I support Windows, Mac and Linux users on a network where they ALL use Exchange and a mixture of Windows, Mac and Linux hosted apps.
For the vast majority of office workers, there is no appreciable difference in terms of usability.
I was recently running a multi-seat pc trial, and just out of interest, I got two participants, neither of which had ever seen Ubuntu or Windows 7, (although they both use XP at work), to carry out a few simple tasks on each OS ( create a text file, print it, watch a youtube video, etc) and mark them out of 5.
I was really surprised.
They both marked Ubuntu much higher than windows 7 in terms of ease of use.
I was less surprised that it also scored higher in performance terms.
Got a question today from a guy who came in to rejig the reports on our Universe Database system.
"What are you running that on? It's really fast!"
He was even more surprised when we told him it was a 4 year old 2.5Ghz Xeon with 2 Gb of ram - running Red Hat
The sig between the asterisks is so cool that only REALLY COOL people can even see it!