[linux-audio-user] Great news for JACK & KDE
daniel at mondodesigno.com
Mon Nov 24 05:34:28 EST 2003
> but if linux on desktop doesn't accomplish freebsd on desktop
> then we didn't really get anywhere.
I disagree. The resources of free software developers are finite, and
yet the potential demand from users for diverse (and therefore
difficult to support) configurations is great. The reason that Linux
audio is becoming successful is that a number of developers have
standardised their work around that kernel. Imagine if everyone on
this list ran a different system, maybe Hurd or Darwin based -
progress would be very hard.
The only free software system with a chance of breaking into the
mainstream desktop market is a Linux based one, and that's by no
means assured. So I see no point in supporting any other kernel for
the time being.
Of course, some people don't care about the bigger picture, and are
quite happy to use an operating system to their individual taste
while 99% of the desktop market remains proprietary. The problem is
that the dominance of the 99% can mean the free operating systems are
prevented from running on the next generation of hardware somehow.
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