[scribus] When is a new release for Windows coming out?

Jeffrey Silverman jeffrey.d.silverman at gmail.com
Wed Mar 4 21:28:39 CET 2009

On Wed, Mar 4, 2009 at 2:33 PM, Phil Ward <skeggy78 at googlemail.com> wrote:
> Hi guys, this is my first message on here so please forgive me :) but its my
> experience as a novice which i hope to persuade the bottom remark its not
> always as easy as clicking here n there...
> im semi new to the world of linux/free OS, i do remember tryin suse 6.2 many
> years ago, but am trying ubuntu with the run inside of windows option,
> mainly because of coreldraw, ie using it at work etc.
> i have successfully installed corel 11 inside of linux, and as i also use a
> mac, its quite usefull, as its also the last revision to come out for
> apples.
> getting rid of windows is an option for me, but only on sucessful completion
> of tests on the software i use with in windows etc, as i gota put food on
> the plate.
> With vista hot on the heels of all new computers, and software, i am not
> looking forward to using it, as i find its annoyances, a little to annoying,
> espically with older hardware and printers, as i dont see why i should go
> buy a new printer/scanner when my old ones work perfectly well etc. Hence my
> slow transition to linux. I am utilising more opensource programs, as i
> become more used to their interfaces, but am trying to find an even keel
> between running them on an OSX, PCBSD, Linux (various flavours), and even
> looked at React OS(but need to play with that a little more)
> Its not just the person who works with the individual computer, its also the
> person who you communicate with, and im activly trying to convert members of
> my family, as im fed up of trying to remove adware n such like
> i hope i have not bored everyone
> Phil Ward

Not "bored" but "confused" might be more accurate. Either you are not
a native English speaker, in which case your choppy sentences are
fine, or you are, in which case they are not. But I digress.

What do you mean, "as i gota put food on the plate"? What do you do
that requires Windows to "put food on the plate"?

Regarding Corel Draw, I recommend trying Inkscape instead.

One of the biggest misunderstandings regarding Linux is the way the
software infrastructure works, as compared to, say, Windows (or Mac,
for that matter). Some useful things that must be, to paraphrase Yoda,

(Note I use superlatives to make a point; the words "not ever" or
"always" points are not really "not ever" or "always" but are better
to understand that way for the novice Linux user)

* You will not ever be able to go to the store and buy shrinkwrapped
software on CD/DVD
* You will never HAVE to go to the store and buy shrinkwrapped
software on CD/DVD -- everything you need is available for free
* You will not ever be able to use any Windows software
* You will not HAVE to use any Windows software --  -- everything you
need is available for free download.
* Every Windows software tool that you think you need has a Linux
*equivalent*. That may be very different on the surface! But that is
also better, faster, easier to use, has better community resources.



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