Originally Posted by HiTekJeff
Originally Posted by jrl1357
again, most of those programs would work on WINE, just something you should look at. I'm not saying anyone needs to switch, but it's quite funny watching people complain about windows only to not consider the other possibilities. WINE can be slower in some cases, in others it can be faster.
You did not read my post in detail. I never said it couldn't be done, in fact I stated the reason behind NOT using a VM like "Wine" or other such programs. Again, this is NOT native and all programs MUST be native for me to use them. I know the companies I use for 3D software quite well and they do NOT recommend running their programs with anything but what is officially supported by them. It would be quite significant hit for performance to do so.
As I said, great for those that can, but for me not possible yet. I am not a fanboy of any OS, I just use what is best for the software I need to run natively. That's all I care about, be it Windows, Mac or Linux.
I read your post in full detail. and this one. and you my friend, have ZERO knowledge because wine isn't anything close to a VM. it is a set of API (meant to replace the windows APIs, evidently) that run directly on top of the Linux kernel
. no Microcrap software is ever used, or ever will be, hence it being open source. so, either you just have a massive mouth or are too lazy to look up a Wikipedia page to find out what wine is.
As, if you really want to get into it, many methods of VMing can provide near complete pass though. and, of course, would be more reliable and easier too back up anyway for this 'Professional 3D Workstation' or whatever you say you have.
i'm not saying you should change what already works, there is no reason too- I'm also saying all of your reasons for not doing it aren't valid either.
also, maya has full native support for linux. Just saying.Edited by jrl1357 - 12/29/12 at 11:42am