[scribus] Newbie Mac User

Jeffrey Silverman jeffrey.d.silverman at gmail.com
Sat Aug 1 21:35:09 CEST 2009

All that is true, but telling a new user interested in switching to Debian
(rather than to Ubuntu) is like telling, to use the car anaolgy again,
someone learning how to drive a car to start on a manual transmission vs an
automatic. Hm, a less than perfect analogy, to be sure.

My point is really that I recommend Ubuntu to new users *precisely because
of* things like the fact that you can't edit the text in the 3dtext
screensaver. Starting with a harder-to-use distro is a mistake, imo.

Ubuntu does make some decisions for the user but in my experience they are
pretty good ones, and, unliek Apple, those decisions can usually be
overridden pretty easily.

On Sat, Aug 1, 2009 at 3:19 PM, Peter Nermander <peter at nermander.se> wrote:

> > The best thing about Ubuntu, IMO, is the massive ecosystem of free apps,
> of
> > which Scribus is just one. Maybe step (0) is: migrate to all free apps on
> It should be noted that about 99% of the applications in Ubuntu comes
> from Debian. Sometimes they are crippled (because Ubuntu wants things
> to be easy). Look for example at the screen saver "3D text". In Ubuntu
> is it not possible to change the text.
> Ubuntu is, like a lot of Linux distros, based on Debian. Why? Simply
> because Debian is "the" Gnu Linux. Of all the major Linux distros,
> Debian is the only one which is fully "free" (as in freedom). That's
> why everbody use it as a base.
> /Peter
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