New Home Computer...Windows or...?
My home computer has finally died on me, and being nearly 6 years old, I've decided to replace rather than look at repairing it. I always told myself that when it died I would go with Linux rather than MS(currently had winXP on) However, before I make the jump, I would like some feedback regarding the options I have. My old machine was specifically aimed at being able to do some photo/video editing using Photoshop & Premier (albeit now very old versions) but recently I have found myself using MS Photostory (after someone recommended it on here). Now I am happy to learn new software if it is good, but now my girlfriend is a different matter, and as she will be using the new computer also I need to ensure any software is easy to pick ip.
I know the GIMP can be used for photos but what about video? Is there anything else available? I dont play any FPS games, but I also understand that I can try any games I do have through WINE? So has anyone got any suggestions or considerations I have missed before gonig the OS route?