[CentOS] Picasa vs. native photo management apps
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Tue Sep 16 09:41:28 UTC 2008
I'm running a small business (http://www.microlinux.fr) offering various
services around GNU/Linux, among which migrating folks from Windows to
Linux. On server and desktops, I'm using CentOS exclusively. I know,
Fedora would be more suitable, but I like the solidity of CentOS, and I
can always build the odd missing bits myself from Fedora SRPMS. My
heavily customized CentOS-based desktop is very solid and
production-proof (in use in all the public libraries around here).
One request that I got more often lately is Google Picasa. I vaguely
remember having downloaded and installed it once. As far as I know, it's
a closed-source Windows app that comes with a WINE emulation layer. Not
exactly the open source spirit.
As far as I'm concerned, I manage all my photos with some very basic
tools: GThumb, Nautilus, GIMP, and that's it.
Are there some tasks one performs with Picasa that one can't perform
with these native programs? Or is there some other well-made photo
management software that you can recommend as a replacement for Picasa?
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