posted on Oct, 20 2009 @ 01:30 PM
reply to post by thisguyrighthere
I have some ancient machines I run various flavors of Linux on for various reasons but when we're talking about newer machines with newer hardware
why would you run Linux?
because some people (like me) would like the machine to run at full capacity (if it's got 4 gb of ram, and dual core processors, Then I'd like to
see at least 3.8 gb free, and 1 and 3/4 processors available), and not with a half buggy OS going 'chomp chomp chomp'. I ended up stripping XP down
to it's shorts on my 3d machine, just so I could get SOME performance. Rendering nice 3d pics take a lotta work- and after seeing what Vista wanted
to just plain run (I also have used Vista on a brand new machine. I nearly threw the thing out a window!)- I said 'nyet' but quick. I need an OS
that starts the computer, lets me run the programs for 3d and art (which are ALL doable in Linux, BTW), and doesn't have this aching need to fiddle
around in the system like a hyperactive kid stuck in a pew at church.
I've been reading up on linux, and trying to find a 'flavor' that suits me. So far, not much luck. I wish someone would write a graphics exclusive
version for 3d and art people. I'd do it, but my code writing skills really stink.
Just for funsies: What I'd REALLY love is to find a tablet computer, and find someone code handy to write a linux flavor for it: a digital sketch
pad, loaded with art programs- no more paper, waste, having to sharpen pencils, ect. A nearly instant on OS, no waiting for loading, programs loading,
little balloons asking all sorts of stupid, aimless questions.... Just point, poke, art.
Edit: Wheeehehehehe! Just my timing- I found a Linux flavor for my needs! ArtistX. Now I need to slap my DVD ROM in this sucker and give it a run on
this poor old machine first. See what I can accomplish.
[edit on 20-10-2009 by wylekat]