Last week’s news for nerds included Scott Moschella’s hacking of the Gimp. His intention, “to make the Gimp accessible to the many Adobe Photoshop users out there” (and, maybe along the way, converting a Photoshop pirate into a Gimp user). This is huge. Especially for those like myself, who are long-time Photoshop users (on Mac and/or Windows) but have long flirted with an all-out switch to Linux. It could give me the best of both worlds, a familiar interface to work with while using an open source application.

For any other takers, it is currently available for Mac OS X 10.3, and was recently ported to Linux too.