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Posted 15 December 2019 - 02:45 PM
I mainly held on to Windows for an old version of Adobe Premiere Pro, and then I found OpenShot for Linux which is basically an open source version of Premiere Pro, so I made the plunge and switched over on my laptop.
It's like getting a whole new computer. It's insanely fast compared to Windows (WAY less bloating). It's easier to break stuff, but also way easier to fix stuff. At least for a power user, and I've been running a media/web/document server for 10 years, and I love to mess with stuff so I qualify.
I also love the amount of open source software available, and the ease of managing it. I can do so much through the command line (what people think of as DOS) which makes it run even faster.
I'm such a geek, and I'm okay with that.
Posted 15 December 2019 - 06:25 PM
I haven't found a real comparison to Photoshop yet. GIMP is okay, but really is missing or hard to find some basic functionality. It took me forever to crop a photo.
Posted 16 December 2019 - 09:12 AM
Posted 16 December 2019 - 09:37 AM
Pretty much a Window's user here. Both jobs use Windows, my home computer is a desktop and came loaded with Windows 10. I HATE HATE HATE buying a yearly license to use Word/Excel/Powerpoint though so I'm considering changing that. Use a iPhone so there is that. Used to have a Samsung tablet. My work computers suck ass with a straw. But mostly because we work on thinclients linked to servers there now for cheapness.
Now about browsers. I love Chrome but it's super intrusive.
Posted 17 December 2019 - 09:43 AM
Chrome is a resource hog. It's nasty
I use Opera
I downloaded an app to permanently hide the taskbar in Windows 10. Since then, whenever I open Chrome, I get non-stop news pop-ups from bogus websites. I deleted the app, but I still can't stop the pop-ups. I switched to Explorer. Since I was forced to switch, I realize I actually prefer Explorer to Chrome. This whole story makes me feel old.
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Posted 17 December 2019 - 09:56 AM
OMG I hate Edge and Explorer. We use Explorer at work a bit but I just hate it's lay out. Microsoft also sabotages Chrome users on their operating system to drive them to go to Edge. I am old and change is hard. I have learned Chrome and if it want's to steal information about my cats and pathetic home life I am good with that. Honestly my gmail address is used for signing up for spam type things anyways.
Oddly at my second job I get emails from people who still have @aol.com addy's.
Posted 17 December 2019 - 04:16 PM
Edited by Odine, 17 December 2019 - 04:18 PM.