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[2]: A little disingenuos
by lemur2 on Wed 16th Jun 2010 02:53 UTC in reply to "RE: A little disingenuos"
lemur2
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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[4]: A little disingenuos
by Neolander on Wed 16th Jun 2010 20:20 in reply to "RE[3]: A little disingenuos"
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2010-03-08

Yes, Miguel de Icaza, the most famous .Net freak of the open source community, managed to make a working port of it some times ago :
http://tirania.org/blog/archive/2007/Dec-21.html
The port is still active and stored here, if you want to try it out :
http://code.google.com/p/paint-mono/

Edited 2010-06-16 20:22 UTC

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RE[4]: A little disingenuos
by lemur2 on Thu 17th Jun 2010 10:21 in reply to "RE[3]: A little disingenuos"
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

"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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Paint.NET is a Windows-only program.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paint.NET

Pinta is a clone of Paint.NET written by Novell to run under Mono/Gtk# on GNOME, OSX or Windows desktops.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pinta_%28software%29

Edited 2010-06-17 10:22 UTC

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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"
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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[4]: A little disingenuos
by lemur2 on Thu 17th Jun 2010 10:17 in reply to "RE[3]: A little disingenuos"
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

"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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It is very simple, really. digikam for digital photos, krita for raster graphics (painting/sketching/artistic effects), karbon for drawing/illustrating and kivio for technical drawing/diagramming.

It is a bit of a pity that kivio hasn't got enough developers right now, but there it is.

On the GNOME/Gtk side, Inkscape is probably a bit more powerful than karbon, GIMP is more powerful (but vastly more complicated to use) than krita, Dia is at least available where Kivio is on hold right now, but Shotwell isn't any real competition at all to digikam.

One is actually very well catered for when it comes to graphics programs in Linux. The equivalent functionality in Windows would cost a fortune.

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