Re: OT: Stable Mac OS releases, was Re: digital question #2

From: Larry Roohr ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 08/03/04-10:07:10 PM Z
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Tried Scribus for dtp? I havnt used it so cant recomend, looks well done



Ryuji Suzuki wrote:

>From: Jeff Dilcher <>
>Subject: Re: OT: Stable Mac OS releases, was Re: digital question #2
>Date: Tue, 03 Aug 2004 13:53:07 -0400
>>I am running Gentoo Linux on a P4 2.5ghz machine with 1024MB ram.
>>Adobe Photoshop installs and runs using the "wine" program:
>Is there a reason to choose Photoshop over gimp?
>Also, what's your favorite software for vector drawing and page design
>tasks? (For text-intensive stuff I use nothing but LaTeX so this is
>not a problem... it is the graphics work containing significant amount
>of text that I have problems with...)
>I'm also a Linux user myself (and I use Linux on Fujitsu Lifebook
>laptop... no one wants to borrow or steal my laptop, which is good.)
>but the only problem I have is that it lacks decent vector drawing
>program and also decent page layout program.
>Well, openoffice has a thing called draw, which can make ok drawings
>as long as the figure is small enough to fit on 8.5x11, but the text
>rendition sucks... It doesn't do ligature at all (even basic ones) nor
>does kerning correctly, and I could not find a function to
>letterspace, etc. I know, it's just a good all-round office suite and
>it wasn't meant for demanding text work... but things often look
>crappy without these.
>Ryuji Suzuki
>"You have to realize that junk is not the problem in and of itself.
>Junk is the symptom, not the problem."
>(Bob Dylan 1971; source: No Direction Home by Robert Shelton)
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