Desktop / Graphics

Potential Photoshop killer Pixel

According to the results of a survey conducted early this year by Novell, Adobe Photoshop tops users' lists as the most critical application not available on Linux. While Adobe continues to only support Windows and Mac OS X with most of its products for its own, unknown reasons, alternatives are becoming increasingly popular with the ever-growing Linux user base.

Dave Neary leaves Gimp project because of abusive members

Neary says: "I'm finally, and definitively, leaving the project. [...] The failure of the project to control the limits of acceptable behaviour of its participants has been a long-standing problem, and needs resolution. But I'm not the person who will get that resolution." This is an old and known problem with Gimp. Will it be better or worse now?

Is the future of desktop Linux going thin?

While the thin-client approach makes Linux PCs easier to manage, there are still kinks to iron out with desktop Linux operating system (OS), according to market analyst Gartner.

Last month, thin-client software provider released its 2X TerminalServer for Linux, an open source terminal server that lets Linux desktop users run both Linux and Windows applications over dial-up and LAN (local area network) connections.

How XGL Works

Xgl, Xegl, Xglx, Aiglx... ever wondered what all this stuff does? Here's the definitive layman's guide to understanding how this stuff actually works. Scroll to the end for some illustrative diagrams.

Why Desktop Linux Will Not Take off, and Why You Don't Want It to

You must remember the period where various electronic devices, from phones to radios, were available in transparent cases. You may have found them utterly cool. Yet the simple fact that you can't find these things on the shelves anymore (except for do-it-yourself PC cases) means the crowd doesn't find them nearly that cool. While you may not see the link yet, this is exactly why the Linux desktop will never be popular.

GIMP vs. Photoshop - What still needs to be done?

We all know that the GIMP is more or less the de-facto standard for image editing in Linux, where Adobe Photoshop is the standard on the Mac and Windows (and some Linux boxes using Crossover Office) The question is the following: Does GIMP have what it takes to dethrone Adobe Photoshop as the standard?

GIMP 2.2.13 Released

Version 2.2.13 of the GNU Image Manipulation Program is a bug-fix release in the stable 2.2 series. Please see the NEWS file for a detailed list of changes. The source code is available from ftp.gimp.org. For some platforms binary packages are already available, others will follow.