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I'm looking at using linux solely for the reason of media editing. I only have adobe elements 11 and would like some hardware acceleration in premiere but you need the pro version for that. I want to cut back these hours of video rendering on this i7, let alone, be able to render on the fly much more fluently then getting choppy feed back while viewing the content.

I heard linux offered some video editing software with OpenCL/GL/cuda support or something? Is that true? What software is it and is it worth making the switch if the machine is not going to be used for much else?
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Ubuntu Studio might be a good place to start. thumb.gif
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Ubuntu Studio might be a good place to start. thumb.gif

Cheers. I'm thinking of just using Corel Movie Studio X6 Pro instead to compile the footage. With the bloat ware problems ASUS always tends to bring, and if I can't get a Windows 8 disk from their recovery, I'm thinking of just formatting the entire system and going Linux on it. I'm just going to use it for viewing the footage on the go unless I can get Movie Studio to work on Linux outside of an office system through Chrome.

Does Linux make use of a cache SSD? If not, I should probably install Linux onto that 24 GB cache SSD and use the 750 GB disk as storage. Is that possible?
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Cheers. I'm thinking of just using Corel Movie Studio X6 Pro instead to compile the footage. With the bloat ware problems ASUS always tends to bring, and if I can't get a Windows 8 disk from their recovery, I'm thinking of just formatting the entire system and going Linux on it. I'm just going to use it for viewing the footage on the go unless I can get Movie Studio to work on Linux outside of an office system through Chrome.

Does Linux make use of a cache SSD? If not, I should probably install Linux onto that 24 GB cache SSD and use the 750 GB disk as storage. Is that possible?

For Office there's LibreOffice though MSOffice2007/2010 work well (minus addons) through WINE but good luck being able to activate it. On the plus side you can unistall and reinstall every 30days without worry. Just gets a bit annoying. Really, wonder if MS is seriously considering a Linux version like the rumors have been suggesting this past year.

As for the SSD you can use a cache SSD...but you'll likely have to do some work as I don't know of any software that just does it for you. And unless it's some BIOS thing I doubt that there's anything blocking you from installing on the SSD though I thought most of the caching ones weren't that great. Also, don't forget to enable TRIM in your fstab for the SSD drive and leave some space empty.
     
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