In a surprise move Canonical, the parent company of Ubuntu, has decided to dump the opensource image editor and Photoshop Alternative GIMP from the core install of the OS. Ubuntu gave a reason which roughly meant that, since Windows does not have a advanced image editor, Ubuntu does not have to sport one too.
This decision is likely to create a controversy among several Ubuntu users. What do you think of this decision to skip GIMP in Lucid Lynx? Though Lucid Lynx is scheduled for next year, you can download Lucid Lynx ISO to try it out right away.
[via Ars Technica]