[scribus] Newbie Mac User
John at T4sLtd.co.uk
Mon Aug 3 02:33:53 CEST 2009
John Culleton wrote:
> On Sunday 02 August 2009 08:10:43 am John Beardmore wrote:
>> Jeffrey Silverman wrote:
>>> ... I suggest Ubuntu, or, possibly even better,
>>> Linux Mint, which is like Ubuntu++, but is just a bit less well
>> So what is it with Mint ? I've seen it highly praised in a
>> number of places, but when I've looked at the mint web site, it
>> mostly seems to boast about not being geeky and having a nice
>> colour scheme. Technical stuff is not prominently displayed. I'm
>> all for not putting off lay users, but...
>> I assume if it's like U++ there's more to it than that ? Is
>> there a technical edge ? Better testing ? Fewer bugs ?
>> Cheers, J/.
> Try the Slax (note spelling) self loading disk (downloadable free)
> if you are a programmer type. Or put Slackware itself on a spare
> Been using Slackware since the 1990s. All the tools needed to
> compile the latest Scribus are there by default. I do an update to
> e1.3.5 now and then, but use 126.96.36.199 for production.
Had a look on the web site. It looks interesting, but no official 64 bit
port is a bit of a shame.
We've gone to 64 bit to loose the shackles of the 4 gig of RAM. The
paradox is that it's under XP that we're short of memory, and under
Linux that we can easily do something about it.
John Beardmore, MSc EDM (Open), B.A. Chem (Oxon), CMIOSH, AIEMA, MEI
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