[scribus] Linux vs Windows for Scribus ?

John Culleton john at wexfordpress.com
Wed Sep 16 00:05:55 CEST 2009

On Sunday 13 September 2009 14:43:38 Asif Lodhi wrote:
> Hi Jeffrey,
> On 9/8/09, Jeffrey Silverman <jeffrey.d.silverman at gmail.com> 
> > ... 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.
> You are right as far as usability and out-of-the-box working
> functionality is concerned. I tried all the distros and only 
> broadband functionality worked out of the box. It helps when 
you don't
> have time to tinker with setting up of different distros. Based on
> Kubuntu's experience and your suggestion, I am also currently
> downloading Mint.
> Thanks
> -Asif

I have been using Slackware for more than a decade and have 
done all the magic wand-waving to make svn 1.3.5 work. I just 
recreate from scratch each time. 

I  don't have such good luck with Inkscape 47 pre. So I looked at 
other distros.  In my distro shopping tour for Inkscape I discovered 
an undersized Slackware derivative called Vector-Linux which is 
essentially Slack 12.1 with the XFCE gui instead of the default 
KDE. This might be skinny enough to run on a Win-95 machine 
with 64MB but Scribus would run like a turtle stuck in a tar pit. 

With a no-os Systemax computer available from Tiger Direct for 
under $300 I don't think this Win 95 machine exercise is worth 
much time and effort. Silk purse from sows ear and all that.

John Culleton
"Create Book Covers with Scribus"

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