[scribus] Linux vs Windows for Scribus ?
daytonmeister at gmail.com
Tue Sep 8 21:30:29 CEST 2009
Well I'm in near the same boat as I am in my 50s and just now starting with
Linux. Not near as computer savy though. It is interesting and fun when it
isn't mind blowing and Frustrating.
I think I would agress when you say there are no universal solutions. That
is certainly the case with my Mac/Window machine at work. I've yet to try
some other distros to make a comparison.
Thanks for the insite.
On Tue, Sep 8, 2009 at 1:14 PM, John Culleton <john at wexfordpress.com> wrote:
> Well I was well past 50 when I first encountered Linux but
> otherwise I qualify I guess. I have been using Linux, principally
> Slackware, since that distro came in a tray full of floppies. Tried
> Red Hat once but it had too much proprietary software.
> But it has been my observation that:
> useful work (like cover design)
> is supported by
> applications software (like Scribus)
> which resides on a gui
> which resides on an OS.
> All these levels of software tend to grow but not necessarily get
> better. After many years with Slackware and KDE I have given up
> on KDE4. To put it another way I find that Xfce gives me more of
> the features and the look and feel I am used to with KDE than the
> latest KDE does. So I have switched from KDE to Xfce on my
> primary Slackware partition but also on my Debian-like partition.
> My Debian-like partition has an OS called Xubuntu, basically
> Ubuntu with Xfce.
> So I have approximately the same interface on either partition.
> It is very easy to download Inkscape, another important tool in my
> publishing toolkit, onto a Debian derivative but just about
> impossible on Slackware. It is also virtually impossible to compile
> it on Slackware. So I downloaded Inkscape to Xubuntu.
> Now I am in the process of migrating Inkscape 46 from that
> partition to my main partition. This is easier than figuring out
> what editions of which Gnome libraries have to be installed for a
> successful compile on Slack.
> In short I am picking and choosing and where necessary voting
> with my feet. You can do that more easily in the Linux world than
> in the Windows world. If I don't like the Gui I can choose another.
> But my wife's laptop is stuck with Vista and its Gui because HP
> will not support the drivers for XP, an older but much superior
> version of MS Windows.
> There are no universal solutions. So I mix and match.
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