Linux switch? It's time!

Discussion in 'Science and Technology' started by catocom, Aug 21, 2010.

  1. catocom

    catocom Well-Known Member

    Well, it's time to go Full Time Linux.
    They've come full circle.
    They now have every app I need.

    Full compatibility with the latest MS Office apps...All
    Form fillers (roboform, and Lastpass) are both good
    PDFEdit, for ...editing PDF files..latest format supported.
    DVD ripping, and burning.
    Kompozer WYSIWYG web editor.
    FTP manager, and D/L managers

    OS speed, and older comp compatibility, and even with the newest core.

    and just um, Everything. It's There!:TU:

    I like PCLinuxOS with the LXDE desktop.
     
  2. Luis G

    Luis G <i><b>Problemator</b></i> Staff Member

    Congrats, once you're past the learning curve, Linux becomes THE working environment benchmark.
     
  3. catocom

    catocom Well-Known Member

    not really much of a curve now it doesn't seem.
    At least not really more than jumping from winXP to win7.

    If I did gaming, it might be different, but for office type stuff,
    it's ready.

    The development in the last year or 2 has been phenomenal.
     
  4. ResearchMonkey

    ResearchMonkey Well-Known Member

    I only played with linux twice maybe back in ~01-03, my tolerance was short lived.

    I admit I'm curious about *nix but as far as I know it won't run my more important programs like my NLE's (Non-Linear-Editing) etc.

    There are a few broadcast NLE's that are made for *nixy's but the prices are in the $10k+ range.
     
  5. Gonz

    Gonz molṑn labé Staff Member

    I'm lazy & time-limited.

    Does the user still need to maually install instead of running a simple .exe? I'd be ok learing to do that shit after I had the machine up & running for daily use.
     
  6. catocom

    catocom Well-Known Member

    it might run it, or have a comparable program.
    I was checking out a new 3d modeling proggy last night, and I ran across
    a program that was described as like a Photoshop for video.
    I don't remember the name but I'll look it back up.
     
  7. Nixy

    Nixy Elimi-nistrator Staff Member

    Anyone who made any program for Nixy that is in the $10K+ range is insane. Nixy doesn't buy programs that expensive...and Nixy runs a mac anyway. ;)

    Ok, done talking about myself in the third person now...it even annoys ME.
     
  8. ResearchMonkey

    ResearchMonkey Well-Known Member

    I can't afford to play with "might work", I've have waaay to much riding on what I'm doing. Not only in time but I have a few bucks invested in it too.



    Heh! ;) .....but if Nixy had several millions in hardware and multiple satellite up-feeds she might dole out 10k for a little happy-appy.

    Or she might just sell it all and happily retire by 35.
     
  9. ResearchMonkey

    ResearchMonkey Well-Known Member

    Oh yeah cat. The university also provides me with considerable contribution of software and resources for our project.

    While I carry curiousty for *nix I can't spend my time or energy with it right now. Once we get past certain objectives I will have both time and hardware to play with. Until then I have to keep a tight focus and avoid to many distraction.
     
  10. catocom

    catocom Well-Known Member

  11. catocom

    catocom Well-Known Member

    oh btw,...
    I haven't installed it on my main rig...yet.
    I've just run the live distos on it.

    I have it installed on an old Piii-800mhz w/512mb memory,
    and an old 30gig HD.
    Dual boot with windows ME. :D
     
  12. ResearchMonkey

    ResearchMonkey Well-Known Member

    I've still got parts for a few old rigs for the P2-p3 class. I even have several of the classic celly 300A's, never used. I really can't afford to start playing with them, time or otherwise. It always ends badly ;)

    In due time we expect to build a full function studio. Right now we are working with an absolute minimum, which is still quite a bit. <---- This is my personal pay-off, more toys.
     
  13. catocom

    catocom Well-Known Member

    well, I just found out that the new versions of lastpass, ans roboform both
    use "online" storage.
    I don't like that they no longer offer a stand-alone version. :(
    I guess I'll go back to the old way, and work at it a little harder.

    It seem the more 'convenient' something is, the more you have to think about security.
    Watch out.
     
  14. Gotholic

    Gotholic Well-Known Member

    For a laptop, which screen size should you use the "netbook edition" versus using the "desktop edition" of ubunto?
     
  15. catocom

    catocom Well-Known Member

    Luis may be on in a while....He may have a little more experience with ubuntu.

    I'd say...how good is your eyesight. Those screens are fairly small.
    Not like an iphone though.
     
  16. Gotholic

    Gotholic Well-Known Member

    A 17.3" screen should suffice for the desktop edition?
     
  17. catocom

    catocom Well-Known Member

    Oh, I thought you were getting an actual netbook 'machine'.

    with a 17, I'd say 1024x768 would be standard.
    If it's a wide screen style I'm not sure on the with, but something around 768 on height.
    Maybe 12xx on the width.
     
  18. Altron

    Altron Well-Known Member

    17" is probably 1600x900 or 1920x1080
     
  19. Luis G

    Luis G <i><b>Problemator</b></i> Staff Member

    Yeah, for a 17" 4:3 1280x1024 is pretty much the standard and for 17" 16:9 1920x1080 (sometimes 1920x1200), and you should install the desktop edition.
     
  20. Gotholic

    Gotholic Well-Known Member

    Thank you, Luis. At what inch should one install the netbook edition?
     

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