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[3]: A little disingenuos
by telns on Wed 16th Jun 2010 20:10 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: A little disingenuos"
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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"
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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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