[News] GIMP 2.6.4 Reviewed; Linux Format Reviews and Compares OpenSolaris Distributions

[News] GIMP 2.6.4 Reviewed; Linux Format Reviews and Compares OpenSolaris Distributions

Post by Roy Schest » Sat, 17 Jan 2009 11:15:22

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Suite freedom: a review of GIMP 2.6.4

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| Free, but high-end
| This is the first time that I'm reviewing GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation
| Program), and it's definitely long overdue. As the open-source image editor
| of choice, the feature list of GIMP 2.6 is very long, and despite its status
| as a free application, it's as feature-packed as any commercial application.
| GIMP is loaded with the up-to-date tools many demanding professionals need:
| Bzier path editing with brush stroking, tablet support, Heal Tool, alpha
| channels, multiple-undo History, area-averaged eyedropper, PSD file
| compatibility, and a wackload of other high-end tools that are impressive in
| their attention to detail.


Mentioned the other day:

Articles: The LXF Guide: OpenSolaris distros

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| A few months ago we looked at OpenSolaris, Sun's effort to get the community
| involved in its Unix flavour. Now Susan Linton explores some of the spin-off
| projects that have popped up, including MilaX, Belenix and Nexenta...
| OpenSolaris is the much talked-about open source version of Sun's industrial
| strength operating system. It's a Unix derivative aimed at the same general
| demographic as Linux or the free BSDs: system administrators, developers, and
| desktop users. Under the guidance of Debian founder Ian Murdock, OpenSolaris
| has taken its place alongside Linux and the free BSDs as another viable
| alternative operating system, and has built up support for 12 languages. It
| offers commonly used software as found in Linux such as Gnome, Evolution,
| Pidgin and Firefox. In addition, OpenSolaris includes graphical config tools
| such as the Device Drivers utility and Package Management suite - the latter
| having a look and feel that's not alien to Synaptic users.



Gimp Keeps You Organized In 2009.

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| If you're like most computer users, you probably have a digital camera and
| scanner. So, you're saving a lot of images and photos on your computer. In
| addition, there are probably some bits and pieces of photos that you store in
| an image library so you can incorporate it into a new design or other image.
| When I was using Windows, the graphics app I used had a built in image
| library. I could drag and drop images and clippings into the library for
| future use. The problem was, when I upgraded to a new computer and
| reinstalled the software, I had to move a specific folder within the Windows
| file system. And the folder was always buried away some place. It took hours
| and a visit to the web to ask other users in order to locate it. Worse still
| was if I ever reinstalled the program. The reinstallation routine would
| overwrite the entire library. If I didn't back it up, all those images were
| lost!


OpenSolaris 08.11 first impressions

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| Either way, I can definitely see OpenSolaris becoming part of my
| desktop/server set up in some shape or form. Not least for Dtrace, which I've
| yet to have a proper play with.
| Anyway, OpenSolaris 08.11 is definitely well worth a look if you're a s

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| The version I tested was PC-BSD 1.3, which is based on FreeBSD 6.1,
| X.org 6.9, and KDE 3.5.5one of which are the latest release.


He's a key KDE guy using Linux.

Review: FreeSBIE 2.0.1

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| Overall I found FreeSBIE to be a decent live cd in general, but nothing
| to write home about. It definitely got a lot of potential and I think
| that if it does a bit more growing and maturing, it could become one of
| the premier live cd out there. Especially since it built on top of
| my favorite OS in the world. Freebsd.


Yet Another Feisty Review

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| I like to share with you my views on latest Ubuntu 7.04 version commonly
| known under the name of Feisty Fawn. Once I tested unstable version for
| several weeks but this time Ie run a stable release.


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