[ubuntu-in] Giving up the GIMP is a sign of Ubuntu's mainstream maturity - A rebuttal
hardik.dalwadi at ubuntu.com
Tue Dec 1 07:52:51 GMT 2009
Ashutosh Rishi Ranjan wrote:
> GIMP was dropped also because it is not used by everyone. Only those who
> really need to do some serious designing would use it. For an average user,
> photo editing can be done in F-spot too. Its just like photoshop.
> If they want to slimdown the image size, they can remove
>> openoffice,evolution,all the man pages,
>> even gnome and they can come up with a mini distro for 50 MB like Damn
>> small linux.
> But all these are the essential ones. For most people downloading is really
> out of question. They want it preinstalled and ready for use (Thats how
> windows became popular :( ).
Because, People are paying for pre-installed application, We are not
asking about pre-installed application with OS, we are thinking as free,
but not at all. We can say it as Window$ OEM OS by your machine
provider. Miscrosoft doesn't have Antivirus / Professional Image Editor
solution, but still we are getting pre-installed. That's one of reason
behind popularity. I am sure if you find Desktop / Laptop with
pre-installed Ubuntu, you will find GIMP :)
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