[scribus] Moving to Linux

StevenD daytonmeister at gmail.com
Mon Aug 24 05:11:47 CEST 2009

Christoph Schäfer wrote:
> There's no reason to discuss this privately, as it's everything but OT. I also 
> don't think that we need to discuss the issue over and over again. We have 
> described the shortcomings of and the issues with anything *buntu-related 
> many times here.
> In short, Ubuntu is superb for Grandma/Grandpa and other potentially less 
> computer-savvy people who just want to browse the web, write an email or 
> print out a letter. Given that most users in corporate environments don't 
> care about the fonts they use or other advanced features, it may even be a 
> great replacement for the MS software stack, because it's extremely easy to 
> use (much easier than Windows and as easy or even easier than OS X!).
> However, there are users who demand a lot more from their computer, their OS 
> and their desktop. This is where *buntu/Canonical fail to deliver.
> It's one of the reasons for us to recommend Debian, Fedora or OpenSUSE, 
> because these aren't artificially limited (or rather dumbed-down). Plus, each 
> of them provides reliable Qt and KDE versions, and their qualities go far 
> beyond font installation!
Thanks for the explanation. I was hoping you would explain. It now has 
me thinking about making a switch. Although not until I get a better 
machine. I'm trying to see much of a low cost system I can put together 
and the machine I am running Ubuntu on just isn't up to speed 
(literally). I went with Ubuntu because I'm new to Linux and wanted 
something fairly easy to set up. I had heard that Kbuntu is more Windows 
like and since I was starting out with something new I thought I would 
really experience the difference. I don't mind using Windows. Just 
wanted to try something new.


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