Google Releases Picasa for Linux (Slashdot)
Posted May 27, 2006 8:00 UTC (Sat) by Arker
In reply to: Google Releases Picasa for Linux (Slashdot)
Parent article: Google Releases Picasa for Linux (Slashdot)
I'm a big google fan, and I'm not going to slam them over this. They contributed a lot of work to WINE, and that's not a bad thing. But I have to say, it doesn't impress me at all when a company announces support for 'linux' but it turns out they only support a very limited subset of linux - if something runs on linux that means a lot more platforms than just linux-x86.
So, this won't run on my primary machine even if I wanted it. Which I don't believe I do. I know some people are big fans of the program (including my father, who very well may wind up using it on his linux-x86 box just because he's used to it and comfortable with it) but there's already perfectly good software for this on linux like digikam. Real software, source code, that really runs on linux, rather than an opaque binary (mushware) that only runs on a subset of linux systems. And does Picasa actually do anything that digikam doesn't?
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