[Therion] Therion et al on Win 7 or 8.1 (Wookey)

Ladislav Blažek lada at blazcata.cz
Thu Dec 5 09:53:01 CET 2013


- I don't want to run another virtualized OS (and mess with data sharing)
on my PC just because of few apps.
- wine is not stable option for quite lot of apps
- IMHO Linux distro is not alternative for (just few examples):
    - advanced photographer - there is not OSS alternative to Adobe
Lightroom/Aperture which is stable, has reasonable GUI, process RAW files
in the same quality and support complete workflow. And yes I know/used
GIMP, Darktable, RawTherapee, DigiKam etc. Also support for color profiles
is quite complicated.
    - video hobbist - show me usable alternative for video editing
(iMovie). OSS alternatives are buggy or with terrible UI. I know, that
there are professional grade and utterly complicated apps like Cinelerra.
    - CAD/CAM

GNU/Linux at the other hand is excellent option in case:
- you are developer, sysadmin
- you need internet/office pc
- you need HTPC for your living room
- you need server
- you have dedicated computer just for Therion stuff :-)


@Bruce, Debian is great but I think Windows7 is the best system for you -
solid/stable/supported and without UI experiments (Metro).


2013/12/4 Wookey <wookey at wookware.org>

> +++ Ladislav Blažek [2013-12-04 14:22 +0100]:
> >    I am big fan of free software and
> >    GNU/Linux but it is still not 100% alternative to Windows/OS X on
> desktop.
> Which aspect do you find 'not 100%'?
> Clearly this can be true if you have to use some particular windows-only
> application (In my case I can only file expenses at work with IE due to
> a crappy 3rd-party website design, and have had reason to run a windows
> app once every couple of years for some reason or another - such as
> demoing tortoisesvn use in a windows environment for cavers at hidden
> earth this year, and running pockettopo)
> But wine and virtual machines (virtualbox) take care of this nicely.
> The point being that my life is a great deal more civilised running
> GNU/Linux daily and digging out an instance of Windows occaisionally
> when needed, than it would be the other way round. Obviously others
> might make different choices, and I don't want to overdo the
> prosletysing, but just wanted make clear that I can't agree with the
> idea that it's not a viable alternative desktop OS.
> Wookey
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