[scribus] Linux vs Windows for Scribus ?

Steven Dayton daytonmeister at gmail.com
Tue Sep 8 19:56:07 CEST 2009

Thanks for an informative response. This kind of thing certainly helps me

Your "retard" comment made me laugh. Don't ask me why. The way you said
it just struck me funny. Maybe because I need a laugh after reluctantly
coming into work after a nice long holiday weekend.

Anyway it is starting to get down to too many choices so I am going to work
on a few of these. Thanks.


On Tue, Sep 8, 2009 at 8:24 AM, Jeffrey Silverman <
jeffrey.d.silverman at gmail.com> wrote:

> Well, partially I'm just trolling.
> But really, I have a basis in reality for that statement. Although the
> basis may be dated, I dunno.
> Fedora, nee Red Hat Linux, has always been very "bleeding edge", and
> because of that, tends to have problems that other distros do not.
> Bugs, lack of polish, stability issues.
> Please note that the last time I used Fedora was in 2004, with FC3.
> FC3 was a nightmare. I had used exclusively Red Hat distros up until
> that point. RH 7-7.3, 8, 9, RHEL 3 and 4, Fedora 1,2, and 3. Fedora
> was always just frustrating and missing stuff and in need of serious
> tweaking before being actually usable.
> Then I discovered that there really were some other options out there,
> and that using a Linux desktop didn't always have to mean constant
> tweaking, frustration, and headaches. I switched to MEPIS at that
> time. MEPIS is/was amazing. The problem MEPIS had/has, though, is a
> somewhat brittle upgrade and maintenance path, otherwise I recommend
> MEPIS on my short  list. Then I discovered Ubuntu and finally, Linux
> Mint. I always recommend Mint at this point as my first suggestion. It
> is like Ubuntu++, and Ubuntu is pretty good. Mint comes with all of
> the good things about Ubuntu[1] and adds extra polish, ease of use,
> tools, and features.
> I have never used SuSE, but I've test driven it a couple of times, and
> it never quite felt right to me. In much the same way that buying a
> car is a personal choice. I would probably not buy a Toyota, for
> example, just on the aestheics, but it is so personal a decision at
> that level. So, too, is the choice in Linux distro these days. Mint
> just feels right to me, in addition to having great features and
> polish.
> My recommendations for new Linux users, not necessarily in order:
> 1) Linux Mint
> 2) Ubuntu
> 3) MEPIS
> 4) PCLinuxOS
> Others will stick Fedora, SuSE in there. Still others will stick
> Debian in. And some retards will even recommend Slackware to new
> users. (If you are a new Linux user but happen to be a 50 year old
> Unix sysadmin, then Slack might be alright.) Finally, I do
> intentionally put provocative remarks in my posts in the desire to
> elicit a strong response. I hope the"retards" out there don't take it
> personally. So far, not too many have, but you never know. I am
> perfectly well aware of what I am writing.
> :) :) :) :) :)
> [1] And, unfortunately, most of the bad things. But there aren't too
> many of those.
> On Tue, Sep 8, 2009 at 9:59 AM, Steven Dayton<daytonmeister at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > 2009/9/6 Jeffrey Silverman <jeffrey.d.silverman at gmail.com>
> >
> >> Yeah, but then you'd have installed Fedora. big mistake.
> >
> >
> > Why big mistake? I haven't even considered Fedora. I'm just curious why.
> > Right now I have been considering OpenSUSE and LinuxMint to try out.
> Maybe
> > even Debian. I need to get a better machine besides this laptop I have
> been
> > using. It just isn't worth upgrading. Scribus works great on it so far
> > albeit rather slow.
> >
> > StevenD
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