[linux-audio-user] New hardware choice

Chris Cannam cannam at all-day-breakfast.com
Thu May 12 15:20:54 EDT 2005

On Thursday 12 May 2005 15:58, Lee Revell wrote:
> If you want it to Just Work I would say wait a year or get a 32 bit
> system.

Agreed... sort of.  I don't think you can put together a good reliable 
true 64-bit system just yet.  On the other hand, the Athlon 64 is also 
pretty damn good in 32-bit mode.

I'm typing this on an Athlon 64 system with a purely 32-bit distro on it 
(Studio to Go! needless to say) and it works very well for audio use.  
It's a laptop, with an Echo Indigo I/O soundcard.

> I would recommend to use the onboard video

Or get a dual-head digital-out Matrox card and two LCD panels.  (The 
video cards are dirt cheap, but of course you need to be able to afford 
and house two screens.)  I don't use that setup on my own desktop, but 
I wish I did...


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