[Design-team] [OT] GIMP becoming too profi and thus will be excluded from Ubuntu distro

Nicu Buculei nicu_fedora at nicubunu.ro
Wed Dec 2 07:21:52 UTC 2009

On 12/01/2009 01:24 AM, Brad wrote:
> I don't understand why it is getting any attention. You don't even have
> to compile the package from source! You have to check "GNU Image
> Manipulation Software" in their little synaptic package manager and
> they're done. People are getting lazy...

Because news sites want page reads and any sensationalistic news with 
Ubuntu in the name and some potential of controversy will generate page 
views, traffic, ad impressions... this is journalism.

The good thing it came public just one day (IIRC) after the bad news 
about us and the PackageKit fiasco, so it distracted the public flames 
from us :D

I am worried about this tendency, from both Fedora and Ubuntu, of 
dumbing-down the desktop spins: if Windows does not offer any useful 
application out-of-the-box,our key to success is NOT to lower to the 
same level and also offer nothing useful as the OOTB experience.

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