It is odd. They don't appear to have MS interests at heart at all.
Some of us do - not because we are Mother Theresa, but because it is best to have as many players as possible. Hopefully at some stage there will be some sort of compettion - better for consumer choice and it drives innovation. If MS ends up selling copies of Office off the back of a van - that is one less player in the os game.
Video editing in Mint I have just started. Have not yet found the right program. But there is a superb screen recording program (RecordMyDesktop) that I have used - see here.. Unfortunately my mic did not work correctly. Just ordered a new one.So are you doing all your video editing from Mint, I highly doubt it. What you said about video editing and your PC it makes it sound as if you think the only PC that can do that is a Core I7 with 16GB of ram.
Its funny I started video editing on a Pentium 2 266 and it seemed to be able to handle it okay, sure a lot slower, but it still managed, I probably started earlier on a Pentium 133.
The Surface Pro will be much more than capable.
Oh I have Mint, Ubuntu and Puppy, they're okay but you get what you pay for. Actually I like Puppy best, lean and fast.
If you want to test your Surface performance, make a 30 minute recording with the Microsoft Expression Encoder and then take note of the time it takes for the encoding phase. Then we can compare notes.
The only thing is I'm getting sick of the big cases and motherboards, I'll probably try to find a good little ITX board and case along the lines of one of my HTPCs and see what I can build from that.
I've just had a quick look at your video, my wife took a photo on the West Coast of Scotland of a mountain with that mirror effect, it's almost impossible to tell where the water meets the land, I'm very proud of her, it was a fluke.
That doesn't look like Florida, more like Germany, I'll check it out after dinner, but very nicely done. I've got some beautiful video and photos of the Dolomites between Austria and Italy.
[QUOTE=whs;202779]not to go off topic, but , i install mint on vmware yesterday ,how to i get the desktop to go full screen ,it only goes to about 7in in size ,thanks
Then we can compare notes.
The previous versions I tried were "crash happy" (especially with H.264).
Version 2.6.1 has only crashed once and that was my fault.
I told it to save a project in a format that I hadn't installed (QtScript).
Do you have Workstation or Player?
Have you installed VMware Tools?
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I was looking at Avidemux but have not tried it yet. I have the Player and the tools. Unfortunately I cannot get the shared clipboard to work (but drag/drop works). Mint is the only distro where the shared clipboard does not work. I have it working with Ubuntu and Zorin - and also with Windows 8.
thanks for the suggestions with Vmware and Linux Mint ,i will give them all a try