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poofyhairguy
February 14th, 2006, 04:00 AM
Google is working to move picasa to Linux. If successful, other google apps may follow:

http://www.desktoplinux.com/news/NS9556554213.html

Great news.

xequence
February 14th, 2006, 04:04 AM
Told y'all google wasnt evil.

jasay
February 14th, 2006, 04:05 AM
\\:D/ \\:D/ \\:D/ \\:D/ \\:D/ \\:D/ . . . but I'm not that excited or anything. :rolleyes:

Edit: huh, there's a limit on the number of smilies one can have. Who knew? :)

byen
February 14th, 2006, 05:53 AM
Umm :D One more addition to the list of good programs running in Linux! COOL!

papangul
February 14th, 2006, 06:05 AM
It is not, strictly speaking, a port of Picasa to Linux. Instead, Linux Picasa combines Windows Picasa code and Wine technology to run Windows Picasa on Linux.
:-k

mstlyevil
February 14th, 2006, 06:12 AM
I knew all along the time would come. Open Source and Linux are slowly gaining ground.

Iandefor
February 14th, 2006, 06:35 AM
Finally!

flange
February 14th, 2006, 07:17 AM
I think I'd rather see Google sponsor some F-Spot development. I guess that's why I don't get to choose. :)

poofyhairguy
February 14th, 2006, 07:36 AM
:-k

I think its a good think that its running in WINE. Gives money to codeweavers (who add a lot to WINE) and legitamizes "porting" programs in that fashion if someone big like Google does it. Maybe someone like Adobe will emulate them.

Better than nothing.

briancurtin
February 14th, 2006, 08:19 AM
i would not use this at all. if it needs wine, it doesnt need me.

pinoyskull
February 14th, 2006, 08:22 AM
good move for Google

Virogenesis
February 14th, 2006, 08:36 AM
Well seems to be good news.
The idea of using wine isn't a new one corel did the same with corel draw 9 years ago.
At that time they made a push linux wasn't so popular maybe we'll see a change.
Hopefully it will convince others to do the same.
I'm not sure on googletalk as that is a chat client and most distros come with gaim and soon gaim will have jingle support.
Google earth would of been a better move for them but this is better than a kick in the teeth.
Hopefully CodeWeavers will get more people working with them.

blackant
February 14th, 2006, 08:40 AM
Hopefully we can see more program follow suit. :P

benplaut
February 14th, 2006, 09:07 AM
i would not use this at all. if it needs wine, it doesnt need me.

it's not using wine. it's using wine technowlegy... i can't really explain it, but it's not the same as emulation.

I want google earth, native :mrgreen:

TheDude
February 17th, 2006, 01:57 AM
great news! f-spot is okay and all, but i love picasa.
now if they can just get google earth:cool:

Mustard
February 17th, 2006, 02:24 AM
I'm already running Picasa in wine, so what is the difference in what I am doing now and what they are planning to do?

zenwhen
February 17th, 2006, 03:08 AM
I'm already running Picasa in wine, so what is the difference in what I am doing now and what they are planning to do?

People won't even have to install Wine to run it. It will have its own very limited Wine libs.

MetalMusicAddict
February 17th, 2006, 03:47 AM
Ide still feel better if it were native. :( Though I love F-Spot. I still like Google.

Rev. Nathan
February 17th, 2006, 05:43 AM
I'd be very interested in Google Earth coming our way. Hell, I'll do my part and download Picasa, just to inspire Google to move onto Linux.

dudus
March 22nd, 2006, 09:38 PM
I think that picasa is almost all ported to wine. Just install picasa with wine and see how it works surprisingly well. It's almost deployable as it is

s|k
March 22nd, 2006, 10:26 PM
It's still proprietary free beer. I don't want it.