Saturday, December 20, 2008

A Merry Christmas Scribus Card!

One of the most powerful programs that comes with Linux is the desktop publishing program Scribus! Scribus is a full featured open source desktop publishing program that rivals some top end programs found on Mac and Windows machines. As their web site states:

"Scribus is an open-source program that brings award-winning professional page layout to Linux/Unix, MacOS X, OS/2 and Windows desktops with a combination of "press-ready" output and new approaches to page layout. Underneath the modern and user friendly interface, Scribus supports professional publishing features, such as CMYK color, separations, ICC color management and versatile PDF creation."

To prove this point, last year I produced my annual George Christmas card entirely on Linux using Scribus. The results were terrific!

To say Merry Christmas, I'm making this card available to you as a free download. The card was designed to fit inside a #10 envelope. Simply download the PDF, print out on both sides of a heavy sheet of paper, cut (there are faint blue lines to guide you), and you'll have three George Christmas cards to send to family and friends. I also left some space on the backside so you can add your own greeting. Hurry and download! I can only keep it online for a few days.

Get Linux and get Scribus. And get your free George Christmas card here.

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