[Scribus] Scribus in the Art Lab

Pierre-Luc Auclair p.lucauclair
Mon Apr 3 23:40:02 CEST 2006

On Monday 03 April 2006 17:34, pixelnate wrote:
> Craig Bradney wrote:
> >> may change in the future. Remember, Quark wasn't really accepted by the
> >> industry until v3.3, and Indesign was a steaming pile of poo for v1 and
> >> v2. I cannot wait to see Scribus v3!
> >
> > Which is a load of crap.. ID had already pretty much taken hold of the
> > market over Quark with 2.
> That is simply not the case. InDesign still does not have more
> marketshare than Quark, and it didn't really take hold until it was
> bundled in the CS suite. V1&2 were both originally intended for Mac OS9,
> and it wasn't until Adobe shipped CS which included an OSX-only version
> of InDesign that it was really embraced. There were *many* bugs in the
> first two versions that kept people at bay. And FWIW, many designers
> here is Texas are still loyal to Quark. Personally, I like Indesign
> because it previews better than Quark does, but v7 is supposed to be
> pretty slick.
> ~Nate

I'd rather say Quark has a larger installed-base as opposed to InDesign and 
that people maybe have old in-house plugins.

To me it is clear that Quark is still floating on its inertia. It's like an 
old train that takes a lot of time to be stopped. InDesign is a far more 
superior product to me. Quark 7 trial has done nothing to impress me, and the 
recent problems with their image reflects a company that is struggling to 
catch up with the recent technologies.

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