Linked by David Adams on Tue 15th Jun 2010 21:47 UTC, submitted by Anonymous Linux Fan
Linux Dell has posted a page extolling the virtues of Linux (Ubuntu in particular), with a quick explanation of what Linux is and how it compares against Windows. Of course, the page links off to Dell's various computers that ship with Linux pre-installed.
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RE: A little disingenuos
by telns on Wed 16th Jun 2010 02:29 UTC in reply to "A little disingenuos"
telns
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2009-06-18

Yep.

Even more, free options for photo editing are a little stronger on Windows, IMO. There is GIMP, of course on both, but Paint.NET is also quite nice for casual use. I also think it would be less intimidating to home/casual users than GIMP is.

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RE[2]: A little disingenuos
by lemur2 on Wed 16th Jun 2010 02:53 in reply to "RE: A little disingenuos"
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2007-02-17

Yep. Even more, free options for photo editing are a little stronger on Windows, IMO. There is GIMP, of course on both, but Paint.NET is also quite nice for casual use. I also think it would be less intimidating to home/casual users than GIMP is.


Aren't GIMP and Paint.NET both raster graphics editors (commonly known as paint programs)?

The Linux direct equivalent to Paint.NET would be Pinta:
http://www.ubuntugeek.com/pinta-paint-net-clone-for-linux.html

For those looking for a "simpler-than-GIMP-alternative", a better choice would be Krita:
http://krita.org/

But for actual photo editing and management, one would use digikam:
http://www.digikam.org/drupal/about/overview
http://www.digikam.org/drupal/about?q=about/features
(specifically, for Image Editing, there is the ShowFoto part of digikam):
http://www.digikam.org/node/326

or perhaps Shotwell:
http://yorba.org/shotwell/

Edited 2010-06-16 03:02 UTC

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RE[3]: A little disingenuos
by smashIt on Wed 16th Jun 2010 17:38 in reply to "RE[2]: A little disingenuos"
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2005-07-06

Aren't GIMP and Paint.NET both raster graphics editors (commonly known as paint programs)?

The Linux direct equivalent to Paint.NET would be Pinta:
http://www.ubuntugeek.com/pinta-paint-net-clone-for-linux.html


out of curiosity: does paint.net run with mono?

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RE[3]: A little disingenuos
by telns on Wed 16th Jun 2010 20:10 in reply to "RE[2]: A little disingenuos"
telns Member since:
2009-06-18

Aren't GIMP and Paint.NET both raster graphics editors (commonly known as paint programs)?


I think you're verging toward hyper-correctness here, as by this definition even Photoshop isn't a photo program, only Lightroom is. Or perhaps Bridge is but Photoshop isn't. I don't know exactly, but I think something went wrong.

For those looking for a "simpler-than-GIMP-alternative", a better choice would be Krita


Looks nifty, but I can't actually imagine using it for what I'd use GIMP for, seeing as it describes itself as a "painting/sketching" program. That strikes me more along the lines of Illustrator (Adobe) side or Draw and Paint (Corel).

digikam looks nice in the more Lightroom-ish side of things. The only free software I know of on Windows that is similar is Blue Marine. That segment is typically dominated by for-pay software on Windows, or for entirely casual use like Picasa.

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RE[2]: A little disingenuos
by sorpigal on Wed 16th Jun 2010 14:30 in reply to "RE: A little disingenuos"
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2005-11-02

Some of this can be forgiven for referring to the "out of the box" setup. If Dell offers preinstalled antivirus on its Windows offerings, for example, but only for an additional fee, then this is acceptable. The fact that OpenOffice doesn't come preinstalled on Dell's Windows boxes, which I presume is true, would mean that a not-available X in that column is fairly truthful.

The list is still disingenuous, I agree.

I also like the fine under "OpenOffice" in the second table: "link to www.openoffice.org or description above" - looks like something slipped by QA!

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RE[2]: A little disingenuos
by Bobthearch on Fri 18th Jun 2010 04:41 in reply to "RE: A little disingenuos"
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2006-01-27

Yep.

Even more, free options for photo editing are a little stronger on Windows, IMO. There is GIMP, of course on both, but Paint.NET is also quite nice for casual use. I also think it would be less intimidating to home/casual users than GIMP is.


Additionally, every digital camera is bundled with Windows-compatible software.

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