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

Phil Ward skeggy78 at googlemail.com
Wed Mar 4 22:20:09 CET 2009

Hi there
sorry my fault, yes i have installed coreldraw 11 on my linux box  
under wine, 1.0.1 i think (ubuntu 8.10), and it runs quite well, but  
still have lots of testing to do, with stability mainly, as obviously  
its not native etc..

yes im using the install with windows option from live boot CD  
(ubuntu 8.10), as the last time i tried it a few years back, the  
partitioner decided to wipe everything, although i do believe it was  
my fault..
i am also experimenting with other flavours of linux, with VMplayer  
both within linux and windows environments, ie windows 2k with inside  
ubuntu using vmplayer from their VMware site. im really want to try  
this particular setup out, so i can power up a windows VHD/VM if i  
need to for any particular use..

hope this helps...

On 4 Mar 2009, at 21:05, jwminer at accessvt.com wrote:

> Phil wrote:
>> 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.
> Please explain how you "installed corel 11 inside of linux." No
> Windows software can be installed inside Linux without the help of
> either a compatiblity layer like Wine or Crossover or a virtual
> machine, like VirtualBox or VMware. I assume you used one of those
> options--does Corel 11 run under Wine? I thought not, but I really
> don't know.
>> 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.
> Vista is okay if it's happy with your hardware. Older hardware is
> not suitable for Vista. Lots of older printers and scanners are
> supported, more now than when Vista came out. Nearly all my old
> software runs fine under Vista, and that includes programs going
> back to Win 3.1.
> But if you're headed toward Linux, I encourage you to go that way. I
> use Linux way more than Vista or XP, which are on my three dual-boot
> computers.
> It's not true that there is Linux software to replace everything you
> used under Windows, alas. Decidedly not true! It all depends on what
> Windows software you used. For common uses (browsing, e-mail,
> playing media, organizing photos, word processing, spreadsheets,
> presentation programs), there are equivalents.
> But Gimp is not Photoshop and while it's a very good photo editor,
> there are many things Photoshop does that Gimp does not. Inkscape is
> coming along very nicely but Corel and Illustrator are ahead of it
> for most things. Scribus is a very capable DTP program but not yet
> at the level of InDesign. And if you use consumer graphics programs
> (I have 15 greeting card programs that I use regularly), there are
> no Linux equivalents and probably never will be because many of the
> graphics are licensed from greeting card companies. Yes, you can
> create a card under Linux, but not the way you would in a card
> program.
> So it depends on what you need. By the way, there is no necessity AT
> ALL to wipe out Windows on your computer. You can dual boot quite
> nicely and this is a good solution if you don't need to use Windows
> often. If you need more frequent access to Windows, a virtual
> machine with Windows installed is the better solution because you're
> using "real" Windows, not an emulator, so things work, and it's much
> easier to simply switch to whatever is running in the virtual
> machine than to reboot.
> --Judy Miner
>   USA
> Registered Linux User #397786
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