[linux-audio-user] Linux for live performance

Frank Barknecht fbar at footils.org
Tue Mar 28 16:03:09 EST 2006

Lee Revell hat gesagt: // Lee Revell wrote:

> On Tue, 2006-03-28 at 07:31 +0000, carmen wrote:
> > or build it. assembling your laptop is a the only way to not pay
> > Microsoft for a copy of XP, 

The sad thing is, that barebones aren't any cheaper just because they
don't come with XP, they can even be a bit more expensiv. But that's
the price you pay for not having to run XP. ;)

> > and allows the opportunity to put in
> > components you know there are open/free/good/working drivers for.
> > check out the barebones notebooks from ASUS and MSI..
> > 
> Even if you build it you have no idea if it will be usable for low
> latency until you try it.  There's no way to know ahead of time that
> a machine does not have the ACPI/SMM bug for example.

The good thing is, that with barebones the manufacturer often tries to
follow the standards a bit more, because in the long run it will make
it easier for them as far as support etc. is concerned. These
barebones are sold under various different brandnames, so they like to
keep this side of possible failures as small as possible.

For example I have the MSI S260 barebone (you will see it at LAC2006
;). I bought it pre-built, but built according to my wishes. You don't
get a lot of wishes with these notebook barebones anyway: CPU, RAM and
harddisk is all that can be changed, and I was too lazy to do this

Everything worked out of the box with Linux and a current x.org, but
it's a Centrino machine, so generally well supported hardware.

 Frank Barknecht                 _ ______footils.org_ __goto10.org__

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