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[News] Free Software Not Just for Geeks, GIMP in the Press

  • Subject: [News] Free Software Not Just for Geeks, GIMP in the Press
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 11 Dec 2009 18:36:39 +0000
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Open Source Efforts No Longer an âObscure Sideshow of Geeksâ

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| âLong gone are the days when open source 
| efforts were regarded as an obscure sideshow of 
| geeks, open source software was viewed with 
| suspicion by general public and corporate IT 
| departments, and entrepreneurs struggled to 
| commercialize open source efforts,â says Fakhri 
| Karray, primary founder, president and CEO of 
| Vestec. âAsterisk, of course, has in many ways 
| led these changes in perception about open 
| source telephony software and deserves to be 
| acknowledged as a classic open source success 
| story.â


Designerâs (Free!) Toolbox: GIMP

,----[ Quote ]
| Iâve done my fair share of software reviews on 
| this site, but so far, all of them have been 
| about the major commercial applications and 
| âindustry standardsâ like Adobe products and a 
| couple of 3D suites. But thereâs a new class of 
| graphics applications built on open-source 
| platforms that are going to leap further and 
| further into our awareness in the coming months 
| and years for a variety of reasons. Possibly 
| most notably, they are free.



I'm Not A Linux Geek. Really.

,----[ Quote ]
| The thing is, folks picture me just like the
| geeky computer brainiac in the comic.  But,
| really, I'm not a Linux geek.  Sure, I run
| Linux, but I'm not sitting at my computer
| hammering out hundreds of lines of computer
| code. I'm not.
| When I run Linux, I'm pointing and clicking
| just like anyone else would do in Windows or
| Mac.  That's it.  Linux is that easy to use.
| No kidding.  I'm running Linux at the same
| level and understanding as I would run
| Windows or Mac.

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