[scribus] Newbie Mac User

John Beardmore John at T4sLtd.co.uk
Sun Aug 2 15:21:15 CEST 2009

Jeffrey Silverman wrote:
> On Sun, Aug 2, 2009 at 8:15 AM, John Beardmore <John at t4sltd.co.uk> wrote:
>> Jeffrey Silverman wrote:

>>  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.
>> Maybe, but I would have thought that text screen saver where you couldn't
>> change the text would be seem by most users as utterly pointless ?
>> Cheers, J/.
> Surely, that is true. And it is probably a mistake; Ubuntu is far from being
> perfect.
> Regarding Mint: Mint takes care of a lot of the little details that Ubuntu
> leaves off. The most prominent ones are being able to play media and web
> plugins and Java out of the box, but there is more. Its just lots of little
> things. Truth be told, I use Ubuntu, probably for the potential longevity of
> the project as compared to smaller distros. Ubuntu is well funded, popular,
> and growing still, as near as I can tell, and I need that sort of longevity
> of support.

So there's a presumption that small or derivative distros might fail or 
not be able to provide ongoing support ?

Cheers, J/.
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