I use a freeware program called apophysis. The download should be at sourceforge if you are interested in trying it out.
There is a large community in DA so you can get a lot of help starting with tutorials and beginners manuals and stuff like that.
What do views matter? You'll probably get more views if you wander around and comment and fave other people's stuff. I really am not much of an abstract artist, so I don't know what say about your stuff. I used to make abstract stuff in photoshop, but I think the fractals are a much easier way to work.