[linux-audio-dev] Old hat - comparison against windows

Steve Harris steve at plugin.org.uk
Wed Jan 31 11:41:08 UTC 2007

On 31 Jan 2007, at 11:27, Bob Ham wrote:

> On Tue, 2007-01-30 at 23:30 +0100, torbenh at gmx.de wrote:
>> On Tue, Jan 30, 2007 at 09:18:06PM +0000, Bob Ham wrote:
>>> On Tue, 2007-01-30 at 21:05 +0000, Bob Ham wrote:
>>>> On Tue, 2007-01-30 at 09:03 -0800, Michael Ost wrote:
>>>>> Can anyone suggest ways to compare audio/midi performance  
>>>>> between Linux
>>>>> and Windows that ... make Linux compare favorably?
>>>>> I work for a company that sells a Linux based piece of hardware  
>>>>> that
>>>>> plays windows VSTs.
>>>> The word "FUD" comes to mind.  No idea why.
>>> Further to that, something constructive: perhaps you could try  
>>> telling
>>> your customers why *you* chose linux, rather than trying to find  
>>> reasons
>>> to tell them *they* should.
>> the customers dont notice. they still use windows or no computers at
>> all.
>> it looks rather like a question from the management.
> You are correct there.  From the modern business perspective, though,
> management are Michael's personal customers.
> I think the argument still applies.  If your goal is to convince  
> someone
> that your choice of linux is correct, telling them why you chose linux
> in the first place seems, to me at least, to be the best method,  
> rather
> than seeking out reasons which you yourself haven't been concerned  
> with
> previously.

I don't think that's necessarily the case, just because Linux had  
better RT performance in 2000 doesn't mean it still does today, with  
Vista and general improvements.

I think it's reasonable for management to question if it's still the  
best choice.

- Steve

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