Reprobate wrote:If you're willing to put in the effort the Linux is awesome but don't expect it to be a walk in the park with the OS holding your hand. Remember the learning curve with Photoshop? Expect the same but by a factor of ten, especially if you're already struggling with partitioning which you should already be accustomed to if you have been a 'power user' of windows. I'm not trying to put you off, you just need to make sure you're coming to Linux for the right reasons. If you are willing to put in the effort you will have the same experience as me and find it a major breath of fresh air.
Best of luck
Thanks for the very honest opinion. I'm not going to drop Linux right now just because it doesn't fit my current design workflow. And also I wouldn't call myself a Windows Power user but I don't shy away from any technical aspects of an OS. So maybe one-day I will find Linux very much to my liking!
Interestingly. I haven't really touched any WYSIWIG editors like Dreamweaver much lately due to a number of CMS. I fiddled with CS5's CMS workflow just to see how it goes but honestly I think using plug-ins like firebug or SEOquake and opening up notepad++ is really just a LOT simpler and faster when working in either Wordpress or Joomla. But when it comes to pulling around pixels I'd rather stick to Photoshop.
Oh yes! The 'low footprint' as you called it really grabs my attention. I heard that some Linux distributions use as little as 50mb or less. If I could run PS or Blender on a OS that uses no more than that it would be incredible. And if the system is as stable and efficient as you said I will probably never look back. I mean really, for my work I just need a OS that leaves most of my system's resources for the applications I run.
But no, I won't make a radical change like this right now. I'll see how my Linux tinkering goes and who knows, maybe I find it indispensable for some workflow in the future. Thanks again.