By this point in this book, you may have noticed that Ubuntu/GNOME and Kubuntu/KDE have completely different applications for doing the same sorts of things, which shouldn't be surprising given the fundamental differences in the desktop and development environments that they provide. As Steve Martin once noted when discussing the English language, "The French have a different word for everything!" Choice is good, and Linux is all about choice (and the freedom to make that choice, of course).
The next two sections discuss the primary applications that Ubuntu and Kubuntu provide for working with your digital camera, namely F-Spot and DigiKam. These applications were introduced in the "Photo Editing Overview" section of Chapter 18 (which also lists some alternate digital camera-related applications that are available for Ubuntu and Kubuntu), but the following sections focus on F-Spot and DigiKam in detail.
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