Oh, one more thing, and I wish to do mobile development
and you kind of have to have a Mac for parts of that to
use a lot of the mac developer's tools.
At least that's my understanding for now.
Thanks again.

On 3/5/12, Daniel Smith <opened...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Kevin, you just had to throw it in about Linux, didn't you...
> I totally agree with you though.
> I actually used to run Ubuntu with Gimp on that, and loved it.
> But I come from long graphics experience, and wish to use many
> of the other programs, video, audio etc that run on macs.
> But thanks for the help. I love this list, btw. Lots of very nice,
> smart and helpful people here.
> Daniel
> Houston
> On 3/5/12, Kevin Brubeck Unhammer <unham...@fsfe.org> wrote:
>> Daniel Smith <opened...@gmail.com> writes:
>>> Hi all.
>>> I'm switching from Gimp on Windows to a Mac.
>>> (It's an older one, a G5 tower with Leopard only,
>>> but it's nice to be back on a Mac again.)
>>> Before I just download and install without
>>> thinking, I thought I might ask anyone for
>>> advice they might give for the best install for mac,
>>> or perhaps any packages on mac that are better
>>> or features not available on Windows, etc?
>>> Thanks for any ideas.
>>> Daniel
>> Last time I used a Mac, the "GIMP on OS X" link from
>> http://www.gimp.org/macintosh/ seemed like the most user-friendly option
>> to me. Leopard and newer have X11 included, so it's only the one
>> download, and http://gimp.lisanet.de/Website/Photo_editing.html says
>> Resynthesizer etc. is included, so you get lots of plugins that you'd
>> have to download and install one by one on Windows[1].
>> If you want the 2.7 beta, I guess you'll have to compile / use MacPorts.
>> -Kevin
>> [1]  Of course, on Linux, it's even easier =P
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