I’m just curious, I’ve seen that many people here are using windows. With Blenders good status on alternate operating systems, I was wondering how many Linux users we have, and if not, if anyone’s tried it and what they think of it.
Personally, I run Red Hat Linux 7.2 with the latest kernels custom compiled. On the Linux I run Win4Lin incase I need to quickly access a windows program (ie: flash) without rebooting. Wine is working but has some problems. Then on another partition I’m running windows 2000 pro for the other programs that I don’t use much but still like to have around.
Over the last year I have noticed the support within Linux for graphics has jumped tremendously. The GIMP is just as good as any other graphics editor when used right. It’s openess for programming is great for customizing and tweaking. It’s network capabilities are outstanding (ie: renderfarm ) It’s extremely versatile and stable. The graphics and openGL support has especially picked up for Nvidia users now that Nvidia has Linux drivers for their chipsets. When you combine the right drivers from Nvidia and such, with the power and stability of Linux, it makes for a pretty bad machine.