A software application that gives users the ability to compose and edit vector graphics images interactively on a computer is called a vector graphics editor. CorelDRAW and Adobe Illustrator are some of the most popular proprietary vector editors for Windows. But if you are looking for a capable free alternative that can also work on your Linux box, there are a lot to choose from. Here are some of the best Free and Open Source vector graphics editor that you should check out...

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Xara Xtreme is not free software because part of it is non-free.

Xara Xtreme uses a non-free drawing engine called CDraw. Xara Xtreme's developers were unwilling to distribute CDraw as free software. If someone were to re-implement CDraw as free software (or make some other program that is API compatible with CDraw), perhaps the rest of Xara Xtreme would be a good contribution to the free world.

As it stands now one cannot distribute a running Xara Xtreme as Xara distributes it and comply with the license -- the GNU GPL -- which requires distributing complete corresponding source code.

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