As an avid computer user, I enjoy experiencing as many forms of computer design as possible. I have become a proficient web designer and am actively pursuing my interests in programming. However, I have tried out all sorts of design mediums to get a feel for them and see what I enjoyed. By design mediums I mean forms of audio composition and editing, photo manipulation, and film editing to name a few. I also have expressed interest in 3d modeling and design as I am designing a few mods for some of my all time favorite games. To cover this extensive plethora of interests I have needed quite a varied operating system.
Although I am a fan of the Linux operating system series, I am sorry to say that it had fallen short for my needs of being both robust and effective while being simple and easy to use. I wanted something that would allow me to spend more time doing what I wanted to do and actually using programs rather than installing and configuring said programs, and while Linux comes in a variety of distributions, none of which were dedicated to digital design. Windows on the other hand fell short of my needs as it seemed error prone and contrary to Linux, actually didn’t allow me to configure my programs enough! Then comes my issue with Macintosh, which is simply the price tag.
I ended up writing up a comparative list on a sheet of notebook paper outlining the pros and cons of each operating system, as I figured I would pick the least of the three evils. In the end I figured out that each operating system had a gaping flaw that was very hard to overlook. However, I ended up figuring that Linux would in fact be the best bet. However, as I said above, the lack of a dedicated digital design distribution meant that I would be in for a large amount of complicated installation and configuration time.
I then realized that if I’m somewhat capable of using a computer and I’m having this issue, I can’t imagine what it must be like for other people, some of which who have less computer experience then myself. So I thought what if I could just make an operating system to fulfill my needs?
In comes the MediaMajesty Creative Suite. This is my new operating system to fill the gap for all of the would-be designers and innovators out there. Because yes I needed a certain level of customization, I decided it would be the most effective if I made my own Linux distro and I handled all of the configuration and installation so that I would be able to provide the public an operating system with the least amount of work to set up so they can dive straight into designing, and yet should they choose, they could customize and alter to their hearts content.
This is essentially leveling the playing field, giving everyone the chance to enter the world of digital design with or without a lot of computer experience.