Scribus is great. It has gone from a joke program in its early versions to something which is getting better every day. And I mean every day. The code base is now so solid that you can build from the nightly cvs and expect it to work without too much trouble: I have been using the cvs of the next development version, 1.3.0cvs, compiled onto a PCLinuxOS system, and it seems unbreakable, unlike some earlier versions (1.0 series) which were supposedly stable.
Apart from its use in orthodox DTP, Scribus can produce interactive PDF files, great for say, application forms to be completed and printed out. When I switched from Windows to Linux, the program I missed most of all was Serif Page Plus, not anymore.
PS if any non-programmers, but with an artistic bent, would like to help Scribus, why not design some templates and sent them to the authors to add to the existing ones? There are some you can download, but they are not all that, and to be honest, it's only good templates that will keep certain Windows DTP software one step ahead.
Asus Asus M2N32 WS Pro+Athlon AM2/4200+ â€” GeForce 7600GT â€” 2Gb Cosair VS RAM â€” 500Gb WD5000AAKS SATA Drive â€” PCLinuxOS