I've one more observation to add to this.
BIG FAT DISCLAMER: Please, _PLEASE_ don't turn this into just another flame war.
Anyway, I don't know if it's just me or not, but Gimp's extremely
stable on Linux. I've seen it crash maybe two or three times in past
year, and it certainly never crashed when saving images... ever. So,
it's another option for those that are having stability issues with
I first noticed this difference when I was told by a windows user
about performance issues with Gimp on Windows, and I installed it at
work to see what it was about. And it is quite different, especially
comparing the antiquated Windows XP to latest Linux distros in 64-bit
I myself run Arch Linux, 64-bit version, with Gimp 2.6.8 (in fact the
modified version called Painters Studio), and stability- or
performance-wize, I've got nothing to complain about, and have
certainly never lost any work.
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