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Turning around practises

Education · Tools · March 25th, 2009 ·

A month ago I decided to do the step. Doing a partition on my computer forced me to cynically erase all my data. Since Mac OSX Tiger did not provide any kind of Bootcamp assistant (it was exclusively held for Leopard) and executing partitions through the Terminal was not really pleased by my system, I was forced to reinstall my whole system. That means installing Leopard, doing a partition and finally installing Ubuntu. Summarized it sounds quiet easy.

So the adventure started after having installed Ubuntu. Scribus was my hope for the toolkit that I had to make for little kids. . Although it takes illogical twists from time to time, it is does bare possibilities. Exporting to pdf did pass through some problems. Exporting a dashed hairline for instance is impossible. It keeps it as a hairline unless you make it 0,3 mm. Which is almost a hairline… Some funny twists.

Completing my task for a Boektegoed through open source software was a challenge. Being so used to use your computer through patterns of habits, it was quiet an experience. Turning around practises, un bouleversement qui est inévitable. bouleversement



  • 1. Nitrofurano

    Mar 25, 2009 at 11:00 pm

    well, i only know rEFIt (never tried Bootcamp)

  • 2. OSP

    Mar 26, 2009 at 3:21 pm

    We should have introduced Lauren Grusenmeyer to you! Lauren wrote to us a few months ago with many smart questions and we only managed a response to a few of them … Since than, she asked even more questions, curious about Scribus, Linux and Free Fonts, and accepted the challenge to design a manual for Boektegoed (a storytelling project for children), all in free software. Lauren is finishing her masters in graphic design at Sint-Lucas in Gent.

  • 3. Nitrofurano

    Mar 28, 2009 at 1:51 am

    very interesting initiative and projects, and success for her masters! =)