[scribus] Linux vs Windows for Scribus ?
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
> > is like Ubuntu++, and Ubuntu is pretty good. Mint comes with
> > the good things about Ubuntu and adds extra polish, ease
> > 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
> have time to tinker with setting up of different distros. Based on
> Kubuntu's experience and your suggestion, I am also currently
> downloading Mint.
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.
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