Having been a student by day filmmaker by night.Ubuntu has really helped my quite a real bit.
Cinelerra,Kdenlive etc have helped me in many way for my film making process.As for being a student, Open Office Org has helped me create professional looking documents,letters(excuse letters) and even help build a website with HTML.
Being a filmmaker i do eventually need to do sound and video editing of some sort.Which brings me to my next question.
How do i incorporate Linux(Ubuntu) into my hobby?
Ubuntu is open source which enables me to save on licensing fees,extra add-ons,expensive new computers for just the new software.This was how it all started my tech guru had an old laptop from the office and had the Windows XP for his work purposes it had all sorts of programmes on it Windows Server to access his virtual office and his infrastructure.the old laptop had started to fail with Windows in it and all the high robust,complicated applications in it functioning,he had gotten a new laptop form the company to replace the failing one.He had use the old one for his personal purpose like watching his comedy shows and doing some mobile surfing at home or even on our holiday in New Zealand.Running on Ubuntu 8.10 it functioned well enough over my expectation.Back then i was living under a rock doing only with what i have and not sourcing out for better methods to do things like Video Editing.I had then remembered my guru sharing with me Ubuntu.
I had picked up Ubuntu again starting with 10.04 recently late last year,trying numerous times to make a download of Ubuntu from my computer and receiving the . ISO image i gave up! i went to shipit.ubuntu.com and ordered my copy of the Live CD it came just about about 8 weeks ago and i have given it numerous test drives without fail having to please me each time i use it.
My decision was final i had booted Ubuntu alongside my usual Win7 so each time i booted up my computer i would go to the BIOS menu and choose to boot for my other hard drive which had Ubuntu.gives me a chuckle each time i boot up as it always remind me of my past living under a Rock.now Cinelerra, OpenOffice. Org all in my computer each and user friendly.
As for my homework i'm using Open Office to type out essays,really does serve a purpose in my work both in scripting and in homework.
I took the option of using dual booting in my computers used all ubuntu and win combine
Now have you tried your fair share of Ubuntu!?!