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NewsForge: First Look: F-Spot

May 19, 2005, 11:30 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andy Channelle)

"Ever since development of PixiePlus stalled, the average Linux user has been left short of a decent image management application. KimDaBa showed some early promise, but it needs some work on its often confusing interface to compete with iPhoto and Picasa, where ease of use is king. Hoping to fill the space is F-Spot, a new photo manager created by Larry Ewing, the man best known for having created the ubiquitous Linux mascot Tux.

"F-Spot is built on Mono and, as such, is being pioneered by Novell, home of many former Ximian/Mono developers. The version of F-Spot that ships with SUSE Professional 9.3 is 0.0.12; it seemed to appear in SUSE's release candidate even before it hit the F-Stop Web site..."

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