Ubuntu Dumps GIMP, Will Include F-Spot in Lucid Lynx

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.

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The new changes will affect the next release of Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx. Ubuntu would however include a basic image manipulation tool called F-Spot.

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]

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