Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 25th Nov 2009 17:57 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu At the Ubuntu Developer Summit, which took place last week, it was announced that the next release of the Ubuntu Linux distribution, version 10.04, will no longer carry the GIMP in its default installation. This actually touches upon somethin I've been wanting to talk about, a problem that plagues both Linux and Mac OS X: Paint.NET is Windows-only.
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by CrLf on Wed 25th Nov 2009 20:37 UTC
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I find two things particularly amusing in this article:

One is the statement that Mac OS X lacks a Paint.NET equivalent. This is false, since there is (at least) Pixelmator.

Or do you mean there is no free Paint.NET equivalent? I like free software as much as the next guy, but Pixelmator costs $60, which is very reasonable considering it is an excellent app.

Or you can always install the GIMP (which is fugly as hell on the Mac - as every GTK app outside Linux, in fact).

The second is saying that the GIMP is too high-end for the Ubuntu audience... That is a barrel of laughs just by itself.

Not only the GIMP isn't that high-end (or complicated really) nor is Ubuntu's audience so technically impaired that it can't figure out the GIMP in five minutes. Does the mythical "Joe Sixpack" use Ubuntu? No.

Of course this is merely about the default installation, so it's mostly irrelevant. Every one on the Ubuntu audience knows how to install packages from the repository.

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