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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Good Choice
by Praxis on Wed 25th Nov 2009 21:00 UTC
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Gimp is a powerful tool, but its complete overkill for a casual user. So end result is, casual users don't use gimp, and only the people who know what the heck gimp is use it. Moving it from the default installation just means there will be more space on the cd for stuff that will be used frequently by more people. Gimp remains just an apt-get install away for those who need it though.

As for F-spot as the replacement. Its already on the cd, so it doesn't add anything thats not already there.

For the people saying there should use a gimp light instead. That would be a great choice if that program existed. Until that program exists, and Ubuntu isn't going to create it, then they have to use whats available. There are a lot of programs I'd like for Linux to have but it doesn't and since I don't have the skills to make them I have to make do with what is there.

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