Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, GIMP 2.8.8 has been released a while ago. Among others, it comes with a big number of changes and fixes. For more details about the enhancements brought by the latest Gimp version, see the official changelog.
In this article I will show you how to install Gimp 2.8.8 On Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander, Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail, Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 16 Petra, Linux Mint 15 Olivia, Linux Mint 14 Nadia, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Pear OS 8, Pear OS 7 and Elementary OS 0.2 Luna.
Because it will be added soon to the gimp ppa, installing Gimp 2.8.8 for the listed Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Pear OS and Elementary OS systems is easy. All you have to do is add the ppa to your system, update the local repository index and install the gimp package. Like this:
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:otto-kesselgulasch/gimp
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install gimp