yeah windows sort of a must for games (you edit video on windows too?)
“the never ending headaches of linux circa 2006”
aaaah! ok...daylen wrote: ↑Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:55 pm@Alphaville
I have used apple in the past, but I suppose I prefer more control over hardware. I do not edit videos on any system.
In general, I would say it probably does not matter what Linux distribution you use unless you have a specific purpose in mind. Not much harm in trying several in a virtual machine.
the nightmare i recall was having to install drivers for everything. e.g. i used to have a plextor dvd burner. trying to make it work on linux was either impossible or a nightmare. really i can’t make the details anymore (is it ptsd?).
oh, different type of device altogether
I seriously looked into Resolve, but decided it was a NoGo due to reasons you listed.
the d-word still gives me spasms to this day
budget:5ts wrote: ↑Sat Jun 20, 2020 12:12 pmI'm not sure why you are considering the Mini. Do you really want to fork over the mega bucks for an Apple monitor or muck around with some other monitor and color calibration?
What upgrades are you considering for the iMac? I know what exact specs I would get for maximum longevity, but if you have a hard price cap I can give suggestions if you would like
oh yeah, i got that. but i think that everyone should know how to operate unix the same way that everyone should know how to drive stick shift or ride a tractor. sort of like “basic life skill”. even for a “lazy” mac user.
I do not understand Apple hate. Just don't get it. People who have never used Apple hardware think the creative types are gullible and just like throwing too much money at Apple for no reason because they are gullible. Apple hardware lasts forever and their software support lasts even longer. They keep their phones updated with software for at least 5 years. Try getting 2 years of software updates for an Android phone, and you will have to beg to get that. Sorry, but I'm not carrying around a mini computer in my pocket with no security updates.Alphaville wrote: ↑Sat Jun 20, 2020 4:31 pmfor video, i’m realizing that people think apple is too pricey, but the level of care and dedication apple puts into making their products work for creatives (rather than creatives having to work for their products) rarely (don’t want to say never) comes without money. and it’s well worth it for the right use.
i hear you there, and that’s been working with my ipad pro, but my reasoning on the desktop is if somehow the imac suffers harm (e.g. falls off the table and literally breaks*) i basically lose everything in it, whereas if the mini craps out i can get another little box for $800 and keep whatever monitor and external gpu functional.
This is why I built my PC from scratch six years ago. Once you know how to do it, this skill can save you repair money in the long run. Some parts are more likely to fail and others will last a lifetime.
yah i was a pc builder from 1997 to 2008 more or less