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Old 01-08-2017, 05:35 PM   #31
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You're right. I'm going to virtualize Debian and Arch here first. I'm comfortable with the basic terminal command, upgrade, install and remove, but have no idea what to do when it comes to Arch.

I can't switch to 360p, since the videos are for clients I get paid for. They are shot in HD. I know, I'm facing the reality of buying a desktop. That's a whole new topic. I don't want to build another computer. ThinkPenguin has a decent computer, but even that is still $1K. That's a lot of money. Craigslist is another option, as Amazon, but they are hit and miss.

I'm going to ask around to see if someone is throwing out an older computer. Load Debian on the old desktop and give it away if that happens.

Is there an AntiX forum you guys recommend, or should I just stay here? Thanks
You can find some good deals on refurbished laptops on ebay if you want. I got my E5470 (6th gen Core i5 H-series (true quad core) w/ 8 GB ram and a 128 GB SSD) for $600 from Dell refurbished ebay store. Upgraded to a 1 TB drive and 16 GB ram, and it's a fantastic machine, and total cost was less than $900.
 
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You can find some good deals on refurbished laptops on ebay if you want. I got my E5470 (6th gen Core i5 H-series (true quad core) w/ 8 GB ram and a 128 GB SSD) for $600 from Dell refurbished ebay store. Upgraded to a 1 TB drive and 16 GB ram, and it's a fantastic machine, and total cost was less than $900.
My experience with Dell has always been dismal with hardware. Most, if not all cd rom hardware failed. If you are happy with yours, I'll look into it.

I didn't know i5 were true 4 cores. Good to know. I'm still hesitating getting a good tower for home and squeeze more life out of this Dell Studio T537 that was given to me, or getting a better laptop. Not impressed with its "studio" performance. You get more performance out of a tower and it's easier to upgrade.
 
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The 360p was to learn the editor and get a cut that works faster. The final version will be at full resolution. Just take very detailed notes so you know how you got to the cut that you liked before wasting a day or two rendering a one hour video at full resolution. If you value your time, buying or renting a much faster machine would make more sense these days.
 
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The 360p was to learn the editor and get a cut that works faster. The final version will be at full resolution. Just take very detailed notes so you know how you got to the cut that you liked before wasting a day or two rendering a one hour video at full resolution. If you value your time, buying or renting a much faster machine would make more sense these days.
Gotcha. That makes perfect sense. I thought about renting, but it doesn't make much financial sense, as does leasing. I guess I need to set more time than I originally anticipated learning OpenShot or KDenlive. Boy, Apple really made me lazy!
 
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My experience with Dell has always been dismal with hardware. Most, if not all cd rom hardware failed. If you are happy with yours, I'll look into it.

I didn't know i5 were true 4 cores. Good to know. I'm still hesitating getting a good tower for home and squeeze more life out of this Dell Studio T537 that was given to me, or getting a better laptop. Not impressed with its "studio" performance. You get more performance out of a tower and it's easier to upgrade.
It depends. Anything i5-xxxxU is dual core w/ hyperthreading. i5-xxxxHQ is quad core w/o hyperthreading.
 
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OK the fun has begun. I installed Antix on the old laptop and I'm up to my neck deep in that water. I'm running into some problems and will take it to another thread here.

Thanks for all your input. It's definitely zippy!
 
  


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