Okay I essentially want to run Blender on LInuxMint. And I also want to run other programs like Photoshop/Daz/CrazyBump on Wine. I’ll be moving from Windows 8 to LinuxMint 17 Cinnamon. But I have some questions:
1)Where on Linux is the Blender program files located?
2)Where are the addons/scripts folders located for blender?
3)What is the best way to get the latest version of Blender on linux? And keep it updated?
4)What is the best way to do that? Using the Terminal or downloading from blender.org?
5)When bringing over my blender textures/models/HDR/ etc. Whats the best way to maintain my folder Hierarchy setup/locations when switching from Win8.1 to Linux Mint 17?
6)With that in mind, will I have to reapply my textures in my .blend files in the new OS?
7)When downloading a program into LinuxMint where is the recommended place to extract the files contents? So that everything works? (I’m aware of the software store, but I’d still like to know how to Manuel download properly.)
8)Is it possible to to configure Wine to reliably run several windows programs like: Photoshop CS5, DAZ Studio, Crazy Bump, Unity, iTunes etc?
9)When I bring over my other files from Windows 8, I want a similar folder hierarchy for Linux. Any tips with that?
I’m not interested in dual booting, I want to make the switch from Win8 to LinuxMint. But I want to ensure a smooth stable transition to the new operating system.
I can say that Blender starts WAAAY faster in Linux then it dose on Win8. A lot of people say Blender cycles renders faster in Linux to. Other then 3D work, This will be my main OS so that includes, web browsing, word docs and normal computing type things. SO what are recommended optimizations I can do to have blender and these other programs, including Wine run smoothly and stable?
Any other tips would be appreciated too!!!
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