Linked by Roberto J. Dohnert on Mon 6th Oct 2003 01:36 UTC
Multimedia, AV In the past in order to make good home movies one needed either a Mac or a Windows PC. There were no good video editors for Linux in the past. Today with Jahshaka and Main Actor the things that could only be done on a Mac or a Wintel machine can now be done on a Lintel machine as well.
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But what about SATA and Raid 0 support?
by Mr. Banned on Mon 6th Oct 2003 13:39 UTC

Yes, Suse is a nice distribution, and these are both capable editors, but does Suse support SATA drives, and/or the Raid0 setups coming out on most 875/Canterwood-based boards yet?

This's really the biggest problem I've ran into w/Linux in the past several years. In the past, I've known that with enough determination, time, and research, I can get Linux to run on and talk to just about every hardware component I can throw at it.

However a few months ago I purchased a new 3Ghz box w/a couple of SATA drives, which I've setup in a Raid 0 config., specifically for video editing (Raid 0 is a blessing when you're dealing with several gigs of video to edit down!).

While XP handles the hardware and the editing with finesse and speed, Linux refuses to even see the SATA drives, much less recognize them and their Raid config.

And don't even get me going about the lack of support for one of ATI's current best sellers, the 9600 vid. card.

Until Linux catches up with the Canterwood chipset, and the power & speed it brings to the table, it's (unfortunately) Windows for me when it comes to video editing.