I've Installed Ubuntu Precise after long hours of struggling with the new Linux Mint. (It just doesn't boot, and when it does, it stalls when installing.)
But it's horrible. The main reason I used Mint/Ubuntu in the past was because of the massive performance difference when working with large scenes in Blender 3D and Gimp (Not to mention that everything happened instantly, the interface was impressively fast). Granted, I haven't done a real speed test with the current Ubuntu and Win7 on my new hardware. With Jaunty and a few builds afterwards, I got almost double the rendering speed.
But it's not a joy to be in Linux anymore. If I wanted a sluggish overly flashy interface, I'd just use Win7.
With that said, and that my only requirements are for CGI and texturing, what other distros would you advise?
It may be time to explore something new.
It seems that a lot of people think I'm running a 486, so let's settle the score:
- i7-2600K 3.4GHz
- 16GB Corsair Gaming RAM (Came with the bundle purchase)
- NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570
- on an ASUS P8P67 PRO Motherboard