I took the Ubuntu Studio plunge

I tested out Ubuntu 18.04 on a thumbdrive and while using the Demo mode I was able to find the correct linux drivers for my Epson Work Force Pro 4350 Printer.  I was able to successfully print a test page.  It worked! So, the next day I went ahead and installed Ubuntu 18.04, without doing it in a dual boot configuration.  I was then able to encrypt the hard drive and off I went.

I used Unix professionally years ago, but I only knew a handful of commands, now I have so much more to learn.  I feel like a kid in a candy store again. I have the same laptop – Lenovo Flex 5 Ideapad 1570, but it loads in less than half the time and the battery life has definitely been extended from the Windows 10 time frame it used to have.

I also have a lot more “standard” apps installed that let me do things like:

Write your own music sheets
Create your own multi track music
Create your own movies and include subtitles
Add special effects to your projects
Graphic design apps to read e-books and create animations
And it has LibreOffice installed

Because I have worked with the Windows OS in so many different versions over the years it has grown very stale with me, and the pricing really sucks.

I used Unix professionally years ago, but I only knew a handful of commands, now I have so much more to learn.

So, who’s next?

One thought on “I took the Ubuntu Studio plunge”

  1. Good post Jim!

    Re, “Who’s Next” . . . I’d like to volunteer Mr. Steve Lubman (yes, our very own “Cherubim” . . ).

    Re “Ubuntu Studio” . . . a good choice if wanting an assortment of PRE-INSTALLED media apps. Makes it easier for users with an interest in using and learning about Linux options for managing media. Once one is experienced in Ubuntu, the same apps are available in the standard repos and perhaps a couple private PPA’s (personal package archive) . .

    Re “Linux Commands” – – no pressing need to learn the CLI commands for the home or consumer user. But, it can help down the road in using the full feature set of Linux including the substantial speed advantage of the CLI. For work environments OR serious power users, the CLI is essential (like installing your own Cloud server or installing OpenVPN, etc.)

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