[linux-audio-dev] Old hat - comparison against windows
robin at gareus.org
Wed Jan 31 12:54:45 UTC 2007
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Steve Harris wrote:
> On 31 Jan 2007, at 11:27, Bob Ham wrote:
> 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.
pick two out of three: cheap, quick, good. - Who's in the management? :)
IMO most modern PC/PPC hardware and OS are equally good enough for
non-hi-end audio engineering. -> tweak your personal flavor!
[hardware-]end-users are concerned about low-latency, scalability and
reliability. (audio-processing-quality, easy-use, etc. are irrelevant
Pro's for gnu/Linux that come to my mind:
- flexibility (all kinds of... GNU)
- reliability (you have the option to see what's the OS/HW is doing)
- existing "free" Live-cds
- active and open developer community ;-)
If "windows wants" it can perform better than a fully fledged
rt-unix-kernel. - but that remains to be proven for Vista!
It would be nice to have a software-suite to compare
linux-audio-realtime performance .. - For linux/linux tests there seem
to be various code-snippets out there... does anyone care to share
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