[scribus] Running Scribus 188.8.131.52 on Windows XP
john at wexfordpress.com
Tue Jun 23 22:07:17 CEST 2009
On Tuesday 23 June 2009 01:03:59 pm Steven Dayton wrote:
> >>John Culleton wrote:
> >>I have a bit of pity for those who still struggle with Windows.
> Sorry. I don't have a struggle with Windows. And so far I haven't
> had many struggles with Scribus on my Windows Vista machine. :-)
Scribus isn't the problem. But it doesn't come from Redmond.
Installed Win XP on the first partition on my new machine. Win
wanted to install service pack three. So I let it start and went to
lunch. When I came back nothing had moved since I left. Stuck on
the cleanup phase. Windows said that the app was no longer
responding. Now I don't know what to do about SP 3. Is it
installed or not? Only Redmond knows for sure.
On the same machine I had no sound on the Windows partition. So I
called the help line of the (USA) manufacturer. A cheerful gal
name Janie told me just what things to download and install. It
all worked just as she said it would. What's the big deal? Well
Linux just loaded and ran. Sound worked out of the box. No need to
download special drivers.
Add to this the need for a anti-everything protection package from
CA and you get the picture. BTW the CA package came as an extra
with my wife's new Vista laptop. Licensed for 5 computers. It will
work on every Win machine in the house except of course my wife's
new Vista laptop that it came with. Drivers again.
I wanted to downgrade (upgrade?) the laptop to Win XP but HP would
not guarantee that the machine would work with Win XP. No kidding.
Drivers again. But I put a Knoppix cdr in the drive, rebooted, and
Knoppix (self loading Linux) ran like a champ. I have to load
special software on my Win partition for my Ricoh laser, my Epson
inkjet and my Epson scanner. On Linux I have to do nothing at all
for the printer, and minimal fiddling for the other two.
I haven't fooled with any version of Win for a while. I had
forgotten how bad it is. Sorry to vent off topic. My wife loves
Vista. But she never had anything else.
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