[scribus] Toolbars 1.3.5 Rc1

Tornoci Laszlo torlasz at net.sote.hu
Wed Jun 3 08:13:39 CEST 2009

John Beardmore wrote:
> OK -  for those of us who are thinking of getting away from the 4 gig 
> RAM limit of win32, what flavour of Linux would be good for running 
> Scribus, Gimp and Inkscape ?  (And maybe at some point building Scribus.)
> Do we need to go to 64 bits to use more than 4 gig ?
> Oddly enough we've recently set up the latest 64 bit kubuntu on a quad 
> core AMD chip.
> It's not been without its vices but it's OK for its intended role.
> I was thinking of setting up a nice linux desktop system with at least 
> two monster screens, 1920 by 1200 or something. Are any Linuxes 
> particularly friendly towards multiple screens ?

I am using 64 bit Fedora 10 with 2GB RAM without problems. I have to 
compile my own binaries of Scribus, because I use both 1.3.3.x and 1.3.5 
and the distribution rpms limit your choices.
Some people reported here 64 bit systems are faster to run Scribus 
(can't remember the platform though).
I use two 1280x1024 screen side by side for a big virtual desktop. I 
like it a lot, I would never go back to have a single screen for 
Scribus. As far as I know, it's not so much the distribution, it's more 
the graphic card that you want to care about when planning your 
workstation. I have an nVidia card, I had problems initially, that I 
could only solve by using some closed source driver from the nvidia 
website. But it works well. The distributions pretty much use the same 
free video drivers, so there is not much difference. But if you end up 
by having to use a closed source driver, you might find it easier to 
select a distribution that easily lets you use closed source software.

					Yours: Laszlo

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