Quote Originally Posted by vexorian View Post
It is good to be wary about PPAs, just double check that the PPA you are installing is legit and that there are no major bugs in the packaged version (the version of the PPA is stable and not a cutting edge, test one).

In the case of the 2.8 PPA, it works well and GIMP is so much nicer now.

I agree with this!