Originally Posted by Imouto
For example Ubuntu's FFmpeg is freaking 2 years old and their privative Nvidia driver a year old last time I checked. Just saying.
Funny you should mention that..... I was having to do a lot of video encoding stuff recently and I ran into that problem exactly... and yes it is still using that old version. But to be fair, with that you really should recompile it anyways with the settings you want. I needed to flip an AAC flag and another one so i could do H265. To be fair.... if your on linux running FFMpeg to encode\transcode video ... you probably know what your doing. Dealing with the hassle of pulling the source and compiling sucks, but at that point your probably usto it.
BUUT as for usability.... I would have given linux the edge in the fact that you can pull up their repo app manager thing and search, "Video Editing" and get a lit of programs that you can install with a single click. BUT now Windows has that as well with their App Store. 8 years ago I would have gone with lunux... even 3 years ago. But now, I think Windows is the easiest.
I have killed the GUI on a debian once. I was trying to modify the layout to not show the Virtual Desktops on the side, and in the process i somehow killed Gnome. I spend a day trying to fix it... to no avail. I can honestly say I have never killed a windows box nearly that bad. I have seen a person run a script that did "del C:\%SomeVarThatDidntExist%\**\*.*" and killed the OS... on 15 machines... at the same time.