Netscape Releases Netscape 6.2

Tuesday October 30th, 2001

Netscape today released version 6.2 of it's browser based on Mozilla. Downloads for a variety of platforms and languages are available (we've linked to the english builds, there are other languages of Netscape 6 available, and we expect that, as in the past, more tranlations of 6.2 will show up later), and you can also check out the release notes. This release comes off the Mozilla 0.9.4 branch, and is the third major release from Netscape using Mozilla.

#98 Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: I like it!

by SmileyBen

Wednesday October 31st, 2001 1:44 PM

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Lee said:

>> I haven't used the GIMP, so I speak from hearsay, but I know people who have who say it doesn't match up to Photoshop. <<

>It doesn't. For one thing, it doesn't do color separation, which is the whole point of Photoshop. That hasn't fazed the hordes of Linux zealots who insist it's better, though. This is the sort of weird falsehood I constantly encounter when poking into Linux software that I'm told is great -- or used to encounter, before I gave up. <

Erm. Who said it matched up to Photoshop? What the person was asking for was really good apps that run on Linux, and mentioned Staroffice and Mozilla as examples. I *definitely* stand by my claim that it's a killer app as well - as one of the vast majority of people that would never fork out the amount that Photoshop costs - the GIMP is free and just as good for my purposes.

As to your 'for one thing it doesn't do color separation', I think you mean just 'it doesn't do color separation' - since this is the single major bugbear that practically anyone has with it. And as someone else said, sure this is a problem if you're going to send image files straight off to the printer and need it to be in CYM - but most people aren't and there is far more use of image editing for webpages (I know that's why *I* use it for) - and secondly hardly anyone sends raw images to printers these days - most plonk things into a typesetting program first, and those will certainly have a colour separation option...

So yes, the GIMP is *definitely* a killer application - and runs of Win32 as well, you lucky things!