I've lurked for a long time, but I've decided to take a step into the ring and try my hand at actually editing stuff. I imagine I'm no different than many noobs before me, but I do plan on bringing two twists to the table.
1) I'm going to try to stick to open source software, specifically on Linux. I've noticed most of the guides are geared towards Windows and Mac, so I figured I would bring a little Tux love to the table. I do have a Windows VM should I need it (I'm thinking some ripping might be especially tricky), but the goal is to fill the current Linux example vacuum.
2) I'm going to try to write most of my learning process down. This includes the many dumb things I do and anything clever I may stumble across. Currently I'm throwing everything on http://opensourceamv.tumblr.com/
, if anyone would like to follow along.
Glad to be joining in for real, and I hope I won't be too annoying with my questions.
"Control over the use of one's ideas really constitutes control over other people's lives; and it is usually used to make their lives more difficult."
"In the free/libre software movement, we develop software that respects users' freedom, so we and you can escape from software that doesn't."
- Richard Stallman