[linux-audio-user] Re: Fwd: [sos] Linux audio apps in the real world

Daniel James daniel at mondodesigno.com
Thu Dec 11 06:44:42 EST 2003

> Daniel, just out of interest, how much mail do you get as a result
> of your linux and linux-flavoured articles you've written

Not a great deal, but my experience from writing for LinuxUser is that 
out of every 10,000 readers maybe only one will ever write to say how 
much they enjoyed the article. And yet when you actually meet the 
readers at Expo events they are much more forthcoming. So low 
feedback isn't necessarily an indication that people aren't reading 
or appreciating the articles.

> is there
> much interest outside of the existing linux community?

I think it's very early days for awareness. I think the SoS staff were 
impressed by the embedded Linux VST instrument host, and it's the 
first such system that they've actually got their hands on. That's 
why I was thinking about putting together a stand for the Sounds 
Expo, to actually put the software in front of the target audience.

I think most people who have never used Linux think that it is too 
good to be true - how could a high quality operating system and a 
raft of applications be free as in beer? Maybe if Red Hat had been 
£2,000 per seat from the beginning then this perception wouldn't 
exist, but then I suspect most of us wouldn't be on this list today 

Public perception is a stange beast - I've had a number of people 
comment that they'd seen the IBM adverts for Linux on TV, as if that 
if you didn't see a TV advert for something then it didn't really 



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