OS Issues on HP xw9400 workstation
My community center was given a HP xw9400 workstation... It uses 2 AMD Opteron 6 core 8439 SE processors and dual Nvidia FX 4600 GPU cards. I do not want to use win, yet I have. I do not like it... never did, it is kinda slow anyway. I have tried Ubuntu Studio last time around. Too many issues and it makes my spleen ache. I did try a couple other distros like BSD (okay I was goofing around) and some other "Art" based distro. Odd, my notebook is faster than this which seems unlikely, but it is.
So, The folks at HP say RedHat are the go to guys... The box is certified to run RHEW 4 and 5. I just think it is certifiable in general... I may be too though...
But, I digress.... What I did want to try is some music and video editing/creation. Anyone have any input on what direction I can go in for stability here? As much as I like to support Linux programmers I really do not know that I like some of the stuff I have read regarding Red and how they do or did business...
I also have a bit of a limited budget and this workstation is supposed to be used to teach neghborhood youth some skills in music and other art creation... like 3D, programming some blender plug-ins, GIMP, LMMS, cinelerra etc.
Thanks for taking the time to read this and considering. I am not too sure how many people out there have something like this, but it is a older box and there has got to be some geological research guys out there that have some experience with this kinda thing?