[scribus] Windows 95 version

kevin r. marshall kevin at pipeline.com
Mon Sep 14 17:11:20 CEST 2009

I run Scribus under a cut down version of Slackware 12 with WindowMaker. If you're looking for a light-weight distro and windowing environment, this setup is hard to beat. Although, Scribus itself will likely need more horsepower than a Win95 era PC will be able to provide, in order to prove useful.


On Fri, Sep 04, 2009 at 10:38:20PM -0400, jwminer at accessvt.com wrote:
> Bryan wrote:
> > 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....
> There is a free version of Serif PagePlus SE that states it will run
> on Windows 95. I've used PagePlus a few times on Windows and it is
> easy to use (or as easy as DTP apps are inclined to be). Take a look
> here:
>  http://www.freeserifsoftware.com/software/PagePlus/key_features.asp
> I assume that if your friend likes the graphic apps that will run on
> that old computer, he'll buy a new one. Ubuntu is not going to run
> well on a Win95-era computer if it has Win95-era RAM (32 megs being
> a large amount back then). VectorLinux 6 Light is a better choice,
> as confirmed by several Ubuntu refugees who migrate to VL and the
> VectorLinux forums. However, even VectorLinux Light will limp with
> 64 megs of RAM and is much more satisfactory with 96 megs or 128
> megs. Even at that, Scribus is a demanding application (as are Gimp
> and Inkscape and Firefox and OpenOffice or AbiWord, which is no
> longer so light). If your friend has never used a computer, he may
> not enjoy sitting around tapping his fingers waiting for an app to
> load or do much of anything.
> I always say put Linux on your best computer, not the clunker, if
> you want to see what Linux is really capable of. Your friend has the
> advantage of not having the Windows way of doing things ingrained in
> him and half the battle in using Linux is recognizing that it's not
> Windows and doesn't always work "the Windows way." When a new user
> starts with Linux, the Linux way seems the normal way. In day to day
> use, Linux is no harder than Windows and maybe easier because
> avoiding malware is much easier in Linux.
> --Judy M.
>    USA
> Registered Linux User #397786
> Being productive with VectorLinux 6.0 Standard, Deluxe Edition
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