[scribus] Linux vs Windows for Scribus ?

John Jason Jordan johnxj at comcast.net
Sun Sep 20 05:14:10 CEST 2009

On Sun, 20 Sep 2009 02:01:33 +0000
Steven Dayton <daytonmeister at gmail.com> dijo:

> So far I have tried Ubuntu (my first foray into Linux) and Mint. I have
> tried to get OpenSUSE but it took so long to download and then when I tried
> it on two different computers it would load all the way. Mint is slow
> because it is on a very slow machine and Ubuntu can be slow not to mention
> the strange broken patterns that come up way to often (especially when I am
> running Firefox).
> There are way to many choices of distros. It can get extremely complicated
> at times. But then again... And then there is the time factor. Too much and
> too little time. :-)

> > I have discovered, however, one hell of a lot of good distro - it's
> > called Slitaz Linux. It is so fast that ...
> You're not kidding this is fast. I'm writing this reply while running off
> the disk. I have installed Inkscape (not the current 0.46 version) and it is
> fast and I can see everything on the screen that is all the tool bars at the
> bottom that are cut off in Ubuntu. Inkscape works fast. I am trying to get
> GIMP just to see how fast it works. I tried to find Scribus but didn't
> locate it either. Firefox seem to perform fast too.
> I couldn't figure out how to change preferences for the mouse action. I
> can't stand getting on a new or unfamiliar computer and the mouse
> accelerates so fast. I like to slow it down a bit. And what is with the
> wicked looking spider. Fortunately I was able to make it disapear and change
> the background colour. I wanted to try Open Office but I can't see it in the
> SliTax Packages Manager.
> Thanks for putting me on to this. I think I like it. I'm going to play
> around with it some more and maybe install it on my cheap eMachine.

If you want something more slimmed down there are other distros besides
Slitaz that you should try. One is Xubuntu, which has the advantage of
having all the programs available to regular Ubuntu, including Scribus.
But there are more out there. 

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