[scribus] Toolbars 1.3.5 Rc1

John Beardmore John at T4sLtd.co.uk
Wed Jun 3 23:24:57 CEST 2009

Tornoci Laszlo wrote:
> 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.

Many thanks !  Very useful input ?

> 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.

Do any make it particularly difficult ?

Cheers, J/.
John Beardmore, MSc EDM (Open), B.A. Chem (Oxon), CMIOSH, AIEMA, MEI
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