[scribus] Windows 95 version

John Beardmore John at T4sLtd.co.uk
Sat Sep 5 10:06:35 CEST 2009

Gregory Pittman wrote:
> On 09/04/2009 08:10 PM, Christoph Schäfer wrote:
>> Am Samstag, 5. September 2009 01:50:09 schrieb Bryan Alexander:
>>> Hi,
>>> Does anyone know if there are any Scribus versions out there still
>>> available for download that work on Windows 95?  I know it's ancient, 
>>> but I
>>> have a guy that has an old computer.  He's into graphic art, but has 
>>> never
>>> used computers.  Someone gave him this old computer, he wants to see if
>>> it's something he would use before buying one....
>> Unfortunately, Scribus never ran on Win95/98/ME, and never will.
>> The minimum required to run Scribus on Windows is Win2000.
> The best thing about a Win95 computer is that this is a perfect scenario 
> for blowing away the Win95 installation and replacing with some sort of 
> Linux. After all, you're not likely to be able to even consider 
> installing some later version of Windows, since it would balk at some 
> sort of hardware issue that is unsolvable.

A bit harsh perhaps. W2k will run on a lot of nasty old hardware, and if 
it doesn't, Linux probably won't play nicely either.

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