I’ve been a windows user since windows 95, I’m currently running W7, 64bit Home Edition. But I have been growing tiered and bored of windows and am looking to expand my OS experience. And I hear that Linux is a faster OS compared to Windows, and the possibility of improving Blenders performance and an OS that is more customisable is very inciting.
I have a spare 250GB, so I’m thinking of installing Ubuntu on it. But I have some questions in regards to file compatibility between W7 and Linux, especially blend files.
First, let me explain my current setup.
I have a 120GB SSD(C: ) where W7 and Blender 2.65 are installed, second I have a 1TB data drive(E: ) where I keep all my blender related files. All my projects, materials, textures, ref photos and ect… are on this E: drive. Finally I have a 1.5TB internal backup drive(D: ) where my entire system is backup to every night.
So my questions are these, keeping in mind that Linux will run off my 250GB( D: ) drive and all my blend files are located on my E: drive:
- Are there compatibility issues between blend files created in W7 and those in Linux?
- Are there compatibility issues between W7 and Linux on other types of files like png, jpeg, mpeg-4, avi, .txt and ect?
- Will I be able to access and work on my existing blend files on my E: drive from Ubuntu and also be able to save back to my E: drive?
- I’ve grown rather accustomed to Excel and OneNote, do they work in a Linux environment or are there well know substitutes?