[scribus] Newbie Mac User

Jeffrey Silverman jeffrey.d.silverman at gmail.com
Sun Aug 2 00:47:49 CEST 2009

Hey, there does appear to be a misunderstanding about Ubuntu. Ubuntu is not
"dumbed down" in any way. It merely makes the hard, annoying stuff easier.
Like installation. Like setting up your network, or printer, or webcam. If,
occasionally, you come across an example like the 3D text one, there is
always a way around it, even if that way is reinstalling that package from
source. Mac OS does not have that option, typically. I would simply never
recommend Debian to new Linux users.

Hey, I am a professional systems administrator and I use Ubuntu. Believe me
that it is in no way dumbed down; Ubuntu makes some decisions, but they are
typically good ones, and typically can be overridden.

On Sat, Aug 1, 2009 at 4:12 PM, John Morris <johnjeff at editide.us> wrote:

> Thanks Peter and Jeffrey for this valuable information. As I said before,
> I'm not the typical user. Peter's comments and Jeffrey's confirmation would
> make me lean away from Ubuntu precisely because I'm not interested in
> installing yet another operating system from the toaster model. I don't want
> an operating system that has been crippled so it won't scare people away. I
> want the power to quickly and easily set my computer up the way I want it to
> be set up. I also want an operating system that does not require the latest
> and greatest in hardware just to run one application. Apple has done a fine
> job of making UNIX so simple that even an idiot can use it. However, I'm not
> an idiot and Apple is losing me and my kind as a result of their efforts to
> gain market share.
> John

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