[scribus] I FINALLY MADE THE PLUNGE TO LINUX!
robert_marma at yahoo.com
Sun Sep 19 17:32:39 CEST 2010
It has been awhile since I last contacted all of you. I hope you're all well
and are successful in your various projects. Anyway, at the time of my last
post I was considering one of the Linux distributions to use on my netbook [in
conjunction with Scribus, of course] but was undecided as to which one I should
choose. Well, I was finally forced to make the plunge to openSUSE Gnome v11.2.
An unfortunate and foolish internet connection on my part changed my internal
LAN settings on my Vista netbook, and when I could no longer access a prior
"good" restore point I attempted Gateway's factory Vista system recovery using a
set of recovery discs that I had burned, but they also turned out to be
corrupted. [Hindsight suggests that I should have tested them immediately after
creating them.] When I became desperate enough to attempt to install Windows XP
from a full-install generic disc I have, a diagnostic informed me that I was
missing a boot manager. So, there I was, with a Gateway netbook that was
completely useless, except perhaps as a paperweight!
Then I recalled that about six months ago I had the foresight to burn an
openSUSE Gnome LiveCD from an ISO image that I downloaded from one of their
repositories. Fortunately for me, this CD turned out to be a system installer
CD, as well, so I installed openSUSE from this CD, and now I'm back in business
and can once more use the computer again and connect to the Internet. Note that
this is a single partition, Linux-only install, and Vista is now history!
Of course, this switch opened up a Pandora's Box of new problems, since I had
never used any Linux OS before, and this is why I am once again bothering this
I won't waste anyone's time here for guidance concerning OpenSUSE Linux or
Gnome, since there exist numerous Linux forums, one of which I've already
joined. However, I WAS hoping that among the Linux users out there someone
would be kind enough to guide me through the process of installing Ghostscript
and Scribus, since I would like to continue using both on this netbook. If so,
which version should I run? Also, I was wondering if it would be advisable for
me to install and use Wine in order to be able to run some of the Windows apps
that I was sorry to lose when I installed OpenSUSE.
Bob Marma [Scribus newbie and openSUSE newborn]
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