Thinking about a laptop for graphic work, using After Effects (and other Adobe software). As there is to use those proprietary software (we are aware of open source alternatives like the great Natron), the choice is either:
- Mac OS
Unfortunately, Adobe does not work in Linux. As I'd never recommend to anybody to use Windows as a primary OS, the 2 remaining choices are:
- Mac OS
- Windows under Linux with virtualisation
I used Vegas video edition soft under Linux using Virtualbox without any problems; using Intel VT-x acceleration, but this is for CPU access.
I wonder if OpenGL is a suitable technology for GPU access in Windows under Linux host ? (using Qemu or Virtualbox (VMware or ?))
Has anybody experienced this configuration ?
In that case, we'll buy a powerful PC laptop with a good GPU and a CPU offering Intel VT-x, but if this is not a "good idea" we'll buy a Mac laptop.