Re: OT: Was: Gimp name-picking

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> I didn't have time to read this whole thread, so pardon me if it's already
> been<br>pointed out that the idea of changing the name of GIMP has come up
> more than<br>once in the past.<br><br>My vote:&nbsp; leave it alone.&nbsp;
> The recognition it has gained over the years is invaluable.<br>Go to
> google and type in photoshop.&nbsp; GIMP is listed fifth.&nbsp; You can't
> beat that.<br><br>Peace,<br>Tom<br><br>Dec 28, 2011 05:36:16 PM,
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>       <pre wrap="">On 12/28/2011 02:14 PM, Stefan Maerz wrote:<span
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> <span class="moz-txt-citetags">&gt; </span>PIMP - The Photoshop-like Image
> Manipulation Program
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>       <pre wrap="">That one gets my vote, but only if the acronym can
> stand for
> "Primary Image Manipulation Program."  After all, the title should
> be as accurately descriptive as possible.
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> IMO the idea that GIMP is somehow "chasing after" or "trying to be"
> an Adobe product is very dangerous, and it comes straight from
> Adobe's marketing department.  I happen to LIKE the difference, and
> by like I mean, the differences have a positive impact on my
> productivity.
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> Does Gnome try to "be" the latest Microsoft or MAC desktop
> interface?  Does VLC try to "be" Windows Media Player, or Amarok
> aspire to "be" iTunes?  Do the users of these tools feel compelled
> to name a commercial package that does roughly the same things every
> time they mention the tool they DO use?
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> :o)
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