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Happy 25th Birthday, GIMP — you make Linux a viable Windows 10 alternative

I’m a big fan of Linux-based operating systems, and I try to convert people whenever I can. No, Linux isn’t right for everyone, and Windows 10 isn’t a bad operating system, but many computer users are better served by a Linux distro such as Ubuntu. After all, many people live in the web browser these days, so they don’t need the bloat of Windows. Not to mention, Linux is arguably more secure.

Of course, there are always people that fight me on the benefits of Linux, and two pieces of software often enter the conversation — Microsoft Office and Adobe Photoshop. Thankfully, I have some great ammunition in those arguments — LibreOffice and GNU Image Manipulation Program (aka GIMP). True, both of those programs are also available on Windows and not Linux-only, but still, they make Linux a viable Windows alternative for many.