Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 1st Sep 2012 21:15 UTC
Windows The Verge published a video demonstrating how desktop mode and Office 2013 - a desktop application - work on Windows RT, the ARM version of Windows 8. The video showed a desktop mode that clearly didn't work well for touch, and even Office 2013, which has a rudimentary touch mode built-in, didn't work properly either. It looked and felt clunky, often didn't respond properly, and even showed touch lag.
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RE[8]: Window opportuniry
by TechGeek on Mon 3rd Sep 2012 03:43 UTC in reply to "RE[7]: Window opportuniry"
TechGeek
Member since:
2006-01-14

"I am going to go out on a limb and say that if professional film studios can use Blender and Autodesk on Linux to work on professional films, then the state of Linux audio must not be that bad really.

Linux has no place in the world or pro audio & video. While a very short list of software may be available, you'll be hard-pressed to find anyone who actually uses it. Real pro audio & video is completely dominated by Windows and OSX systems.

I actually support only a few linux people, mostly I deal with Windows and OS X users. And I have to say that I have vastly more problem with WIndows and to a lesser extent OS X than I do with Linux. My sister runs a computer support company, and she has a business because Windows just doesn't work for most people.

Of course you'll have people who have had good luck with linux. The same can be said for Windows and OSX as well. But, all the linux forums and mailing lists tell another linux story. There IS constant breakage, there IS ongoing problems, there IS no shortage of users fighting to get it to work properly.

Also, claiming that Windows doesn't work for most people doesn't do anything but signal sane people not to take you seriously.
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As for professional uses, you are so wrong its not even funny.

http://news.softpedia.com/news/Hollywood-Loves-Linux-45571.shtml

That is just one article from Google. There are tons more like it. Most production houses are using Linux.

As for Windows working, I guess thats a matter a perspective. I don't consider the hoops and hoopla that the average Windows user goes through to be "working". Considering the vast number of Windows malware and viruses out there, I would say that there are way too many Windows machines out there that are "broken". Otherwise that crap wouldn't spread.

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RE[9]: Window opportuniry
by ilovebeer on Mon 3rd Sep 2012 05:10 in reply to "RE[8]: Window opportuniry"
ilovebeer Member since:
2011-08-08

As for professional uses, you are so wrong its not even funny.

http://news.softpedia.com/news/Hollywood-Loves-Linux-45571.shtml

That is just one article from Google. There are tons more like it. Most production houses are using Linux.

No, I'm not wrong. You're mistaking cgi rendering with film & audio editing.

As for Windows working, I guess thats a matter a perspective. I don't consider the hoops and hoopla that the average Windows user goes through to be "working".

The average Windows user doesn't have to jump through any hoops. Unless of course you consider installing Windows (if it isn't pre-installed), and then booting the computer a hoop.

Considering the vast number of Windows malware and viruses out there, I would say that there are way too many Windows machines out there that are "broken". Otherwise that crap wouldn't spread.

So your criteria for whether a computer is "broken" or not depends on if malware/viruses/etc are able to infect the box.. You do realize that while linux offers a little more control over security, the average user doesn't know how to make use of it, or turns it off. I see just as many if not more typical linux users being scolded for doing stupid things as I do Windows users.

By the way, the vast number of Windows malware and viruses aren't able to infect the vast number of Windows systems anymore so, yeah.

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RE[10]: Window opportuniry
by ichi on Mon 3rd Sep 2012 07:31 in reply to "RE[9]: Window opportuniry"
ichi Member since:
2007-03-06

No, I'm not wrong. You're mistaking cgi rendering with film & audio editing.


http://www.ovnivfx.com.br/

All their work is done on Blender running on Ubuntu, not just rendering but also video edition.

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RE[10]: Window opportuniry
by AdrianoML on Mon 3rd Sep 2012 15:31 in reply to "RE[9]: Window opportuniry"
AdrianoML Member since:
2010-08-13

"As for professional uses, you are so wrong its not even funny.

http://news.softpedia.com/news/Hollywood-Loves-Linux-45571.shtml

That is just one article from Google. There are tons more like it. Most production houses are using Linux.

No, I'm not wrong. You're mistaking cgi rendering with film & audio editing.
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Read this article from 2001:
http://www.cgw.com/Publications/CGW/2001/Volume-24-Issue-9-Septembe...

Linux was the best choice for Hollywood to replace all it's SGI/Irix machines, and to this day it's still their choice not only for rendering but also for workstations.

However, that doesn't means everything is Linux compatible. Smaller studios might find it better to just pay for standard windows/osx tools instead of highly specialized Linux one. Game developers generally use windows tools and Audio artists prefer macs.

Most people in this thread say that Linux is unsuccessful, but for the wrong reasons. It's more a matter of not running your software of preference instead of not having X API and not having OEM backing instead of not working with your hardware X.

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RE[10]: Window opportuniry
by TechGeek on Mon 3rd Sep 2012 17:06 in reply to "RE[9]: Window opportuniry"
TechGeek Member since:
2006-01-14

"As for professional uses, you are so wrong its not even funny.

http://news.softpedia.com/news/Hollywood-Loves-Linux-45571.shtml

That is just one article from Google. There are tons more like it. Most production houses are using Linux.

No, I'm not wrong. You're mistaking cgi rendering with film & audio editing.
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No, I'm not wrong. You fail at reading. If you would have looked at the article I specifically linked for this reason, you would see that the vast majority of desktops in the company run Linux. For editing. Not for render farming.

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