Hi. Watched L1 on YouTube for a while, just joined the forum. Thinking of jumping off into Linux one weekend coming up, I don’t have a ton of time to play normally so I’m seeking some advice to guide me in the right direction. I have spent some time before watching YouTube primers and reading posts about the topic of getting into Linux but let me state a clear use case and ask some advice from people who know:
What is the best distribution to start with for the following uses: 3D software, Houdini and Maya. Redshift Nvidia GpU rendering also some cpu rendering with Arnold. Nuke for composting. DaVinci for edit
I also use a TON of adobe. after effects and PS. I have heard that you can use wine or some other tricks to get adobe on Linux , and while that would be nice I will not suppose any of that to work for actual production. So I mention it as a “would be nice if I could use , don’t expect to”
Current machines I could get started with:
ASRock 270 mb. 8700k, 64 gb rAm, 2 1080ti s, (custom water loop)
c612 dual Xeon ASUS workstation board. 2 18-core v3 xeons, 64gb ecc ram, 3 Maxwell Titan Xs
x99 Asrock itx mb. 12-Core Xeon, 64gb ecc ram, 1080ti. Portable build in Dan case.
I have a extra nvme 512 evo that I could use to create a Linux boot drive. Was think g of starting with the Asrock 270 8700k build.
all these machines run OSX currently, but that future is looking bleak so need to start using alternatives. Windows would be easiest, they all have a windows boot also, but windows does infact blow chunks. And I have heard that all these pro apps run really well on Linux .
So that’s my use case. Fairly specific I am just unsure where to start. Never used Linux before other than a few freelance gigs (2 months maybe) I believe that was centOS. at the moment I’m guessing just get the latest Ubuntu distro and get into it? But I wanted post this to see if anyone would share any advice that might be helpful.