[linux-audio-user] Scratch-built DAW - what's your favorite?
brad at sonaural.com
Wed Dec 1 10:19:41 EST 2004
tim hall wrote:
>I spend most of my time recycling equipment that the rest of you would
>probably consider to be doorstops. On older MoBos you should avoid SiS
>chipsets like the plague. I don't know if that's improved recently.
>When I have a couple of hundred to spend, I'm surely going to treat myself and
>put together a Linux-compatible DAW. All Macs are purpose built, many Windows
>boxes are specifically designed and need to be considering the paucity of
>drivers that come with XP. Although reconfiguring old Windows Office boxes to
>run Debian always feels like some kind of victory, I'm always aware how much
>these machines weren't designed to do what I'm trying to do with them. This
>becomes more and more apparent as soon as you start trying to make music.
I want to understand how the design of these (Win-centric) mobos are a
hindrance to running Linux. Can you explain what to look for in mobos to
run Linux -- especially for what we are concerned with? Are there mobos
on the market that are designed with Linux in mind or explicitly for Linux?
Maybe we could come up with a list of mobos that are
favorable/unfavorable for Linux (maybe one exists?) A list of mobos for
Linux-Audio would be preferable, but I think this is asking too much.
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