It's 2020. Is it finally feasible to have an Ubuntu version of Photoshop?

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A decade ago, there were many issues that prevented this that are apparently no longer an issue.

1) Linux fragmentation (Ubuntu seems to have won by a huge margin if you include derivatives like Linux Mint)

2) Users hating proprietary software (the Linux ecosystem is now full of proprietary apps like Skype, Zoom, Spotify, Netflix, and people actually pay for subscriptions regardless of platform)

3) Difficulty of porting (Wine has improved a lot in the past decade that making PS work for Wine is much easier than porting the entire software from scratch to Linux; users won't mind PS being bundled with a copy of Wine that works with it)

4) Not enough market share (there are many Linux users who already dual-boot with Windows just to use Photoshop; these are obviously counted as Windows users in PS surveys, but they will likely to pay for a version that works on Linux to get rid of the need for dual booting)

5) Linux is not a "professional" platform (even Microsoft now supports Linux in WSL, DotNET, Visual Studio, etc)

Hence, I wish to revive this request. I know this was requested years ago but the situation has changed and perhaps it may be time for a reevaluation.
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