If you're worried about dying and are American, stay out of the Middle East.
They already had that covered, what with being in South Asia and all.
Both are just change for changes sake [...]
Can people please stop regurgitating that nonsense?
And yet, why would you be running Linux and editing 4K video. There are no serious video editing programs for Linux.
The few people (likely less than a dozen) that run Linux on Mac on hardware are likely doing so to extend the life of the extremely-reliable hardware, rather than any issue with OS X.
Editing shmediting. If you want to do some serious post production (compositing, tracking, grading) there's some very popular programs for you out there. And I'm not talking about Blender either.
Professionals with jobs to do value stability and backward compatibility.
It would appear that these professionals with jobs had better learn to deal with moving targets. Stability and compatibility no longer exist in the old fashioned way.
Has anyone ever seen a feminist petition for more women to do construction jobs, cleaning jobs, heavy industrial trades etc?
Meanwhile, full Windows 7 and 8 runs smoothly on those same underpowered systems with all animations and compositing enabled, all the way down to Atom N270 systems.
Everyone can try this themselves if they do not believe it.
Well, so do Gnome3 and Unity, so there's that.
So everything is still broken, and it needs at least till 40 until its reliably usable.
Fortunately, that will only take a couple of days.
Now we find out that jobs are being cut in [...] Fargo.
The bios is software, and you aren't going to install an OS without a bios.
The microcode is also software and you aren't going to run a computer without that either.
You get the idea?
I think it would actually be rather cool to have access to third party BIOSses, microcode, and so on. Folks who think this is too complex an/or time consuming can always go for the stock options.
No amount of careful planning will ever replace dumb luck.