Linux suggestions on install type and sotware
Posted on 2004-09-04
I am considering converting one of my work machines to Linux.
This machine that I speak of is one that I do a lot of work on so I still need to be able to support the software I use for my livelyhood. It's a P4 3.6GHz so I know it's got enough muscle.
I am a multimedia/web software systems designer. I use these products daily;
Adobe Products (Photoshop, Premiere, After Effects, Audition, Encore)
Macromedia Products (Dreamweaver, Flash, Authorware, Fireworks, Freehand)
.Net Studio (on occassion)
My question(s) is this.
I've noticed several Linux OS types, (RedHat, Mandrake, SUSE, etc...).
Which one is the preferred type to use?
Are there main differences between the different ones?
What are some suggested software downloads that I should have?
What would be the best windows emulator?
What is the preffered desktop?
I am running a wireless network, are there any limitations?
Any installation issues I should know about?
I've been googling for info but there seems to be so much to sort through that I'd thought I'd post these simple questions and award top points so I can have a clear my conscience for my own laziness. ;)