[linux-audio-user] Interesting Tidbit: The Midas XL8 uses Linux

Jan Depner eviltwin69 at cableone.net
Wed Jun 7 05:50:14 EDT 2006

On Wed, 2006-06-07 at 01:32 -0400, Lee Revell wrote:
> On Wed, 2006-06-07 at 01:08 -0400, Jordan Nash wrote:
> > According to the May 2006 edition of Pro Audio Review (Page 12, Column
> > 1, Paragraph 3), the Midas XL8 Digital Console uses Linux: "Like many
> > other devices these days, the XL8 is built on a Linux platform, which
> > has proven to be both stable and secure, compared to other common
> > operating systems."
> > 
> Any idea what audio interface it uses and where the source code can be
> downloaded?
> > I just thought that it was a bit interesting. Anyone want to take bets
> > on how long it will be before DigiDesign switches over? ;-)
> > 
> That would be great, it would require them to open source their drivers.

    Why do you assume this?  There are plenty of closed-source
applications and drivers running on top of Linux.

Jan 'Evil Twin' Depner
The Fuzzy Dice

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this we should do freely and generously."

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