I am a competent computer user who currently uses mac for several main task, (I will cover them in a bit). I am looking into the possibility of transferring over to Ubuntu 12.04. Primarily I want my new set up to act and behave seamlessly, with the added option to tinker play and develop it during my spare time. In no particular order it must:
- Word processing (compatability with Microsoft office)
- Presentations and spreadsheets
- Photo and video editing
- Software code development (mainly on arduino and RPi)
- Edit and annotate PDFs
- Print and scan documents
- Print to PDF
- Normal ssh etc options
- Access online cloud storage, ie Dropbox, Google drive
I have been experimenting with this distro as a virtual machine and am quite happy so far. I will be using this computer during the day at work, I know it'll be far more capable than me. I don't want to keep paying mac prices for fashionable computers that only ever get used in coffee shops and I certainly won't go back to Windows!
Are my expectation too much? Is the above list possible? And will it allow my knowledge to grow?
I have tried to be specific I what I want. Share your opinions and thoughts whether all this is possible.