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Old 12-30-2004, 12:46 PM   #1
Prodagy
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Which Linux Distro. is the best for Video Editing


Im currently using SuSE, but it really doesn't satisfy my uses. I was a Window's user a month ago, and I tryed Linux, and I liked it, but like I said I found that SuSE really didn't satisfy my uses.

I also found that SuSE had a few bugs, and I was having some problems with installing software, but Im using KDE, and I would like to be using GNOME.

I don't know that much about Linux yet, but I really would love to know more, I also find that SuSE is to user-friendly and doesn't really help me learn. I would love to find out how to use Linux, because I would like to setup my own server some day.

But I guess I have rambled on, lol.... my final question is. What is the best Linux Distro for Video editing.
 
Old 12-30-2004, 01:13 PM   #2
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I would say that for video editing, what will matter is your setup of the software, rather than the distro itself. Now if you want to have complete control, and really want to learn more about Linux, then Gentoo is a great choice. Gentoo will allow you to compile everything so that it is tailored to your machine and your needs. This is not a short process though, a stage 1 Gentoo installation is going to take some time, like you-better-have-another-computer-to-keep-you-company-for-awhile type time, and I really recommend reading as much of their documentation as you can stomach before you even start (sometimes a tid-bit of information that can help you out during installation is located in post-installation documents), but in the end you will be rewarded with the most responsive, smoothest OS you are likely to find. IMHO
 
Old 12-30-2004, 01:24 PM   #3
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ahhh....

I did think of using Gentoo first, and then ended up using SuSE, because I heard it was more user-friendly.

I know that it is more based on the software for Video Editing, but it seems that I have not been able to get any software to work, so I think I might go re-install right now. Im going to download Gentoo, and for another computer, I have 4, so Im fine, lol....

Thank you for the help.
 
Old 12-30-2004, 01:43 PM   #4
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Re: ahhh....

Quote:
Originally posted by Prodagy
[B but it seems that I have not been able to get any software to work, so I think I might go re-install right now.

Thank you for the help. [/B]
If you would rather get into the specifics of your problems, perhaps a solution may be obtained.
 
Old 12-30-2004, 04:59 PM   #5
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Happy birthday, Brain Drop.

Before you install Gentoo, you might want to print out the installation guide to have handy, as its quite "hands on". Of course, you may simply want to read the manual as you go in another terminal and alt+F<whatever> between the terminals (that's the way I do it - makes sure networking works first thing)
 
  


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