[scribus] Windows 7

John Culleton john at wexfordpress.com
Thu Nov 12 17:12:33 CET 2009

On Wednesday 11 November 2009 18:25:17 John Beardmore 
> My laptop has trashed its XP boot disk.
> As I'm rebuilding from scratch, I though I might as well put a 
more up
> to date OS on it.
> This machine has to be an MS OS, but as the reviews of 
windows 7 suggest
> that they haven't made a complete vista of it, I thought I might 
> that a go. So...
> Has anybody used Scribus 1.3.6 under windows 7 ?  (And for 
that matter
> Gimp and possibly Inkscape ?)
> Further, is it worth considering the 64 bit version of windows 7 ?  
> that run the 32 bit scribus builds OK ?
> And in the long run, is it expected that there will be 64 bit 
> of Scribus for windows 7 ?
> Cheers, J/.

You might find that the two partition method will allow you to run 
all those software packages without difficulty on a Linux partition 
and yet have an MSWin XP partition for those programs that run 
only on that OS. In fact I have several partitions but I almost 
never use the Windows one.  One useful program, Quantas, won't 
run on Slackware Linux 13 so I keep a Slack 12.2 partition around 
just for that one app.

I have a Win XP install disk and key. For my purposes I see no 
reason to upgrade to Win 7.  Can anyone suggest one? 

Vista is of course another story. 
John Culleton
"Create Book Covers with Scribus"

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