Added Features and Changes
New Keyboard Shortcuts
Alt (click = Alpha from layer
Gimp 2.8 for Windows
GIMP for Unix-like systems
It’s very likely your Unix-like system such as a GNU/Linux distribution already comes with a GIMP package. It is a preferred method of installing GIMP, as the distribution maintainers take care of all the dependencies and bug fix updates.
Ubuntu or Debian users can simply run
apt-get install gimp to get the latest stable release of GIMP.
SUSE users can install GIMP by running
yast -i gimp or
zypper in gimp, depending on the distribution version.
Similarly to the above, Fedora users can install the latest stable GIMP by running
yum install gimp.
Mandriva Linux users can install the latest stable GIMP by running
GIMP is also available for the BSD family of systems such as FreeBSD and OpenBSD.