[Scribus] INkscape Friendly Linux Distribution _OT

BandiPat magicpage91
Sun Mar 5 19:03:30 CET 2006

frank gaude' wrote:
> Gregory Pittman wrote:
>> BandiPat wrote:
>>> Fedora Core is purely experimental, Red Hat tells you this on their
>>> site. It feels that way too, as well as behaves that way! Again, it's
>>> Linux, so it is fixable, but it always feels unfinished to me. I also
>>> never get the feeling it's reached a completely stable state either,
>>> although I think a good Red Hat user could make it feel that way.

================Greg wrote:
>> One of the things I would hope we can do when people ask questions like
>> Mr. Culleton's, is to refrain from saying negative things about one
>> distro or another; perhaps better just to mention positive features of
>> whatever one(s) you prefer. There are several list members who use
>> Fedora and find it stable, easy to use and update, and certainly
>> wouldn't characterize it as experimental. In fact, the FAQs on Fedora's
>> site do not say this.
>> From their site:
>> *"Fedora Core* is a *free* operating system that offers the best
>> combination of *stable* and *cutting-edge* software that exists in the
>> free software world."
>> One of the things I did before installing Fedora, and do every time I
>> consider upgrading to the next release, is to take a look at
>> fedora-list, where you can easily get a sense of the kinds of
>> installation, driver, and other problems people are having, as well as
>> solutions to most if not all.
>> There are many reasonable choices for a Linux distro that plays well
>> with Scribus.
>> Greg
> Right on, Greg!
> I starting using Red Hat in 1996 and have tried at least six other 
> distros over the years. Right now, I can't see how anyone could find 
> much wrong with Fedora FC4 running KDE... it is close to being perfect 
> as a desktop replacement for Win XP. And updating with yum is a breeze, 
> keeping it right where you want to be.
> Frank
Greg & Frank,

Taken from the Red Hat site for Fedora:

"The Fedora Project is a Red Hat sponsored and community-supported open
source project. It is not a supported product of Red Hat, Inc. The goal?
Work with the Linux community to build a complete, general purpose
operating system exclusively from free software. Public forum. Open
processes. A proving ground for new technology that may eventually make
its way into Red Hat products."

Fedora is listed as a "project" not a product with constantly changing
parts & programs.  From the Fedora site: "An operating system, a set of
projects, and a mindset."

As I mentioned not once, but twice, I asked that no one take offense
with my thoughts, yet I guess it's inevitable that someone will because
they use that item.  I reread my mail, yet still do not see anything
negative in my thoughts.  Fedora Core, as OpenSuSE, is an ongoing
project, experimental, certain to be unstable and not intended for the
faint of heart.  That's not to say it's bad or can't be used, but the
user needs to prepare themselves to do the things needed to make it
fully usable.

Again, I don't reply to you guys to incite a riot, but I feel the facts
should not be waxed over simply because it's what one uses or prefers.
Yes, Greg there are many distros available that play well with Inkscape
& Scribus, but I think one needs to understand the pitfalls associated also.

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