"While the Mac does provide great applications such as
iMovie at almost no cost, other apps for this platform do cost
plenty. So unless you have the budget of a small independent film
being supported by third-party contributors, going with the Mac for
the most powerful software might not always be a viable plan.
"But what about those of us on Linux? There's a persistent
belief with this platform that there's really nothing available
that can create a usable experience for newer video editors, not to
mention seasoned professionals. Understanding this perception, I'll
show you that this is not entirely true.
" In fact, I myself have done a fair share of editing with my
Linux boxes over the years, with varying degrees of success. This
article will highlight the best and worst applications, based on my
own personal use -- NOT just the features provided."