If you haven't done so already, please read part 1 here before continuing, especially the Disclaimer section. If you haven't dabbled with Linux in the past and know nothing about the Linux Command line then maybe you should do some Googling before continuing with this article ;-)
Firstly I would like to apologies to all my Fuji-loving followers that have been waiting for a Fuji related blog post: Sorry, but this and the next post are about my attempts at migrating from MS Windows to Linux. Part 1 is just a quick reference about my selection of OS and software and in part 2 I have a more detailed guide of my installation process of said software plus more.
SIMPLIFYING MY PHOTOGRAPHY
I have used the KISS principle in my photography before but the last couple of years, I have really outdone myself! As most of you know I recently dumped all my Nikon gear for the mirrorless Fujifilm X-T1 and for those that haven’t read about it look here. I have also changed priorities when shooting, meaning before, with my Nikon DSLR I was shooting only for RAW - now I shoot for the JPEG and use the RAW (in DNG form) more as a backup – this has greatly simplified my workflow. I still use raw images but on a much lesser scale. So in continuing with my process of simplifying things, I have now retired all of my Windows commercial software and now only use Open source software which is free for me to use including the OS.
Accessories made in China
Up until a few years ago anything with a “Made in China” label was considered a big waste of money and in a lot of cases that may still hold true even today. Fortunately, for a lot of photographers, there are a large number of well made accessories to be found with an easy search on e-Bay that in most cases cost a fraction of the original.
EDIT 09/02/2015: New or changed content in purple (at end of article)
Everything you need to know
Unbelievable how for so many years DSLR manufacturers were pushing bigger and bigger products when all the time, what we really needed was smaller and smaller. Even the flashes took this trip, look at the size increase from the old Nikon SB-28 all the way to the current SB-900. Since switching to Fuji I have been spoiled with smaller sizes and less weight. Now, thanks to the award winning Nissin i40, Fuji users get a small and light fully functional pro grade flash! Now that's something to be joyful about!