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Scribus: An Open Source App for Desktop Publishing

Published March 18th, 2007
Scribus :: Open Source Desktop Publishing for Linux, Mac OS® X and Windows® I'm adding a bookmark to Scribus, but I don't plan to download and install it for testing. From what I read, Scribus is mainly intended for Linux and Windows, and it'll run on Mac OS X without any kind of installer to help you. As supportive as I am of open source, I'm not a fan of cross-platform software that treats Mac OS X like a second-class citizen. An indication of where Scribus is really strange to a Mac user is its use of Ghostscript... WTF? Mac OS X's Quartz graphics system is built on PDF, which is built on PostScript. Why use Ghostscript when you have Postscript built-in to your OS? I'll have to attribute this to a kind of PC prejudice blindness on the part of guys who've never owned a Mac and try to act as if our world doesn't exist.
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