Skip to comments.Suse Linux 11.3 64 bit r0x0rs! (Vanity)
Posted on 10/01/2010 1:50:14 AM PDT by Ancient Drive
I just dumped Windows 7 and went with Linux. I got it all configured for multimedia and other good bits. Man exciting! Watching movies, youtube etc... no worries about viruses. Thank the open source community! It's a very beautiful OS, very clean and functional none of the bloatware and all of the eye candy. woooohooo!
That’s great if all you do is surf the web.
Not so good if you need to use professional software.
yeah all I do is surfing, multimedia, and social networking so it is perfect!
I do audio and Photoshop, so it’s a no go for me.
I’d love to go Linux though, if all my hardware and software supported it.
have you tried the Gimp? it is similar to photoshop. I use it for family albums and such.
How hard is it to find drivers? I have an old eMachine that I’d like to convert to Linux but I’ve never done it before.
I had my hard drive partitioned. Windows on one side, LINUX on the other. I have full capability without the BS.
Linux for 3 years now. I did have a dual boot with XP but now I run XP in a virtualbox for the 2 apps that I cannot get running in Linux.
Thanks to Crossover I even have my work apps - Office 2003 and Outlook - running under Linux. It rocks!
An old eMachine is likely to work fine with no additional drivers needed.
Suse has good hardware detection and very user friendly installation interface.
Linux (ubuntu) for nearly a year. My only downside is some video sites don’t play well with it and a few don’t work at all. The help forums aren’t very helpful to beginners and I don’t have the time/patience to sit down and learn all the lingo. I’ll put up with the minor inconvenience in exchange for not worrying about malware.
Congrats on joining us on the dark side! Try not to become as annoying as the Apple jihadis. ;)
yeah there is 2 varieties of techs out there. those who help people and those who consolidate their power.
IMO the perfect middle ground is MacOS X. Plenty of first-tier commercial software is available, and if you really need to run a Windows app the VMs are now quite good.
As the old saying goes, “Linux is free if your time is worth nothing.”
(That said I do like Linux and intend to set up a Linux box again as a server...)
> Not so good if you need to use professional software.
If your system hardware has the horsepower, install Linux and create a virtual machine running Windows as a guest OS. You will have all the benefits of being virtually virus-free, doing all your surfing and social networking from the Linux host, and pusruing your professional software activites on the Windows guest.
Absolute best of both worlds.
2 GHz CPU with 4 GB memory ought to be good enough for starters.
Of course, more is better.
I’m more concerned about my audio stuff.
Proaudio digital audio interfaces (expen$ive soundcards to the layman) need special drivers and very few if any support linux.
And there is very limited audio software on Linux.
There is a host or two, but almost zero VST plugin support, so it is just impossible.
And ther is no way I could run a Windows virtual machine on top of Linux, because I need ultra low latency and no excess processor overhead.
I’m already running a quadcore i7 and 6gb of RAM in Windows 7 x64, and I could always use more power!
It's not my area, but my understanding is that quite a few audio pros are using Macs these days.
Pro Audio Solutions seems to have quite a selection of stuff...
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