[linux-audio-user] Re: Attracting more Linux audio developers

david gnome at hawaii.rr.com
Tue Dec 12 14:30:37 EST 2006

Mathias Friman wrote:

> If there existed a one-mouseclick-install Linux audio solution that ran VST-synths, had a 
> latency of below 2 msec and with an abundance of documentation and user following, there
> would be no discussion. I personally think that it is the amount of study-time and steep 
> learning curve that deters the people from adopting Linux.

Most people are too lazy (or busy) to change once they've learned to do 
adequately what they need to do. They'll change if they must - e.g., 
their old computer died, they got a new computer with different software 
on it. But they're generally not going to change on their own, even if 
the software is free, better and easy to use. Look how many people still 
use Internet Explorer, even with other, better and more secure browsers 
a simple download away?

Also, how many professional musicians use PC hardware in performance? 
The only ones I've been close enough to see on stage (Al Dimeola, for 
instance) use Mac.

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