recently i have installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my PC and found it quite nice. It's light and i think it runs faster than Windows 7 64bit on my machine. I have an old desktop with E7200 CPU, and 4GB of
RAM (motherboard limit). I was unsure what i was going to do with my photos though. I shoot only raw so i was concerned.But since I installed RawTherapee 4 I'm very surprised at how good the thing
is especially when you consider that it comes free. Same goes for Gimp 2.8. It's not Photoshop but it really is good for most things you'd ever want to do. I'm quite eager to try out the workflow with
these tools after doing a photoshoot with lots of shots.
Any of you guys using ONLY free software for your photo processing needs? What's your experience with it so far?
One of the reasons I decided to try Ubuntu is I'm looking for a new PC at the moment and when I do get it I want to set it up properly from day one and commit to operating system long term. I was also curious.
Since Microsoft and Adobe products do cost money the thought of not spending it anymore or using it to squeeze extra performance out of your machine is quite tempting.
Also what would you rather get a better CPU or more RAM/Storage when upgrading your computer for photo editing?
I was thinking about mid of the line i5 processor like 3470 and 16GB of RAM.
Any feedback appreciated!