So here’s my story. Somehow my sound is broken. I have no idea why. Checked my drivers (Windows) but I have no idea how to fix my problem. Maybe it’s the onboard soundcard …
I have to fix this problem and I think I’m going to reinstall everything on my computer. So I’ve been thinking about switching to some Linux operating system. I’ve heard about Animux - it’s based on Linux, right?
My only concerns are: Am I able to use Adobe products and ZBrush on Linux? I’ve heard about Wine, which runs windows applications but I’m not sure how stable it runs.
What about driver support, especially for ATI cards? I’m going to upgrade my hardware soon. This means I’m going to buy the newest available graphic cards, i7 or even Xeon processors and a lot of DDR3 RAM so everything should be supported.
It’s important for me to work in an as professional as possible environment and honestly I’m also a bit sick of Windows. I’m hoping that Linux OS’s maybe are kind of fast as Mac OS X when it comes to the workflow.
Any suggestions which OS I could use?
In short, again: I don’t want to pass on applications that I am taking for granted on Windows, like for example ICQ, Firefox, any good music player, my Wacom pen tablet and of course stuff like driver support for my headset would be important.