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MintyMike
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Help with finding Linux Resouces

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This is My Plea for HELP!

Can SomeOne Lead me to the Right Place?
I am a NewBee, but super willing and able to master this Linux environment.

My biggest problem is a Lack of Resources...
I am constantly opening a new browser window to search the latest glitch or software that just isn't working.
I have no Idea what the best Software is or where any of it comes from.

PLEASE! Direct me Somewhere!
I am tired of Google, I'm tired of YouTube Videos that DO NOT HELP ME,
I am tired of reading and Reading forum topics to see that they don't apply, and
I simply can't wait around (not even for a day) while I
have to just sit and H :shock: PE someone can assist.

Please, Send me
Legit Websites,
Cool Linux YouTube Channels,
Books,
Manuals,
Classes,
LIVE CHAT with Linux Experts,,
Whatever you think may help,
I am Down!

Thanks,
mMike


P.s. Figuring out the best Distro, AsAp, is my # goal
Have Used: Ubuntu, UbuntuStudio, Mint
I need something more up to date,
I need something with the fewest bugz as possible,
a Great Community with lots of Resources, and
probable stripped down.
I will be doing lots of Video/Sound Editing and 3D modeling.
Hope to be writing Software and my own OS.
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Re: Help with Finding Best Distro & Prof. Quality Video Editing Software

Post by Konaan »

Might I propose Distrowatch.com?

From that page you choose Find/Submit Distro, Search for Distro, then in the Distribution Catagory choose areas of interest. When I chose Multimedia and then Submit Query at the bottom, I got a list of six distros. From there research and see which may fit your need the best. You can get Live CDs for most so you can "try before you buy".

Ubuntu Studio (which you appear to have already used) and AV Linux look promising.

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Re: Help with Finding Best Distro & Prof. Quality Video Editing Software

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Welcome to linux Mint Forums,
From your description I would take a look at AV Linux https://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=avlinux
How ever since your new to linux you may want to stick with Ubuntu studio. AVLinux does not have a forum.
Though you can do everything in mint that you can in Ubuntu everything you need is installed by default in Ubuntu-studio
good luck with the search.
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Re: Help with finding Linux Resouces

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MintyMike wrote: Whatever you think may help,
I've found the Easy Linux Tips Project to be a great source of knowledge.
MintyMike wrote: P.s. Figuring out the best Distro, AsAp, is my # goal
I think you know what recommendation for a distro you'll get from this forum. :) That said, only you can say what the "best distro" is, as it's a personal preference. Speaking for myself, I've tried many of them over the years, and while several are indeed very good, none have swayed me from LM as my main OS.

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Re: Help with Finding Best Distro & Prof. Quality Video Editing Software

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Linux Mint 19.3 Cinnamon is my preferred distro. What you need is good S/W to do the things you want. I recommend using AppImages when ever possible as those will include dependencies needed.

For Image editing I recommend Gimp: https://www.gimp.org/
Video Editing:
Natron: https://natrongithub.github.io/
Kdenlive: https://kdenlive.org/en/
ShotCut: https://shotcut.org/
Blender: https://www.blender.org/

Search Youtube for tutorials for those S/W. Plenty of good ones out there.

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Re: Help with finding Linux Resouces

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Thanks everyone for the tips!
Please keep them coming.


I have been having a lot of little glitches, and
a lot of missing/redundant files with UbuntuStudio.
And, there are always these conflicting versions of the pre-installed
apps in Snap.


Blender is Absolutely awesome.
I'm learning it, but there's A Lot to Learn.

kDenLive I have uninstalled and re-installed a million times,
All versions available to me. None of them work right.
At the Moment, it Locks up whenever I try to do anything.


I'm really liking Krita for image editing.
Gimp wasn't working right (again, I think it's my distro)



(I'll marked solved in a few days when I can try these out.)

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Re: Help with finding Linux Resouces

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speaking about software for image/video editing i think this website can help: https://www.reallinuxuser.com/ he seems focused on graphic work.

he provides also guides or lists like:
https://www.reallinuxuser.com/my-list-o ... for-linux/
https://www.reallinuxuser.com/what-are- ... for-linux/

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Re: Help with finding Linux Resouces

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This one has helped a couple of times I had a problem and I couldn't quite find the solution here: https://itsfoss.com/

It also has some nice articles for total newbies (that's why I like it :oops: )
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Re: Help with finding Linux Resouces

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metabolico wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:36 pm
speaking about software for image/video editing i think this website can help: https://www.reallinuxuser.com/ he seems focused on graphic work.
Thanks - I'm new to Linux myself and found that site really useful - cheers!
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Re: Help with finding Linux Resouces

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Metuka wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:00 pm
This one has helped a couple of times I had a problem and I couldn't quite find the solution here: https://itsfoss.com/

It also has some nice articles for total newbies (that's why I like it :oops: )
I was just going to suggest the same site. Still a good resource at any knowledge level.
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Re: Help with finding Linux Resouces

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A couple of other sites that I've found helpful while learning about Linux -

https://www.lifewire.com/learn-how-linux-4102755

https://www.howtogeek.com/t/linux/
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Re: Help with finding Linux Resouces

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One more I've come across that's got loads of info worth exploring... https://wiki.archlinux.org/

Although it's an Arch Linux Wiki there's lots of useful info on Linux in general along with applications and their config.

Good site search function, it returns results for common terms too :wink:
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