[LAU] opinions on Ubuntu Studio?

Aaron Trumm aaron at nquit.com
Sat Aug 18 01:35:17 EDT 2007

yes, but i still wonder if you can install Ubuntu Studio without a network

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From: "sam javor" <zekthedeadcow at hotmail.com>
To: <linux-audio-user at lists.linuxaudio.org>
Sent: Friday, August 17, 2007 10:31 PM
Subject: Re: [LAU] opinions on Ubuntu Studio?

> >From: "Hector Centeno" >
> >That's something that I keep debating about. The "slow upgrade, but
> >model of Debian seems to go against the so fast development of Linux
> >apps. Releases occur often and with good improvements so freezing
> >"Debian style" makes you have to deal with bugs for long time, unless you
> >build your own apps which sometimes is not easy to do (specially when the
> >core libraries change too). I guess this model was and is successful for
> >other applications like servers. That's what I don't like about Ubuntu
> >Studio, you have to wait 6 months to get to use 3 or 5 versions ahead of
> >Ardour, for example. Also they don't want to include any other app that
> >not authorized by the official repository and it seems that including
> >specialized audio apps is not their first priority (PD-extended or
> >for example). Fedora works fine from that point of view since updates
> >happen
> >quite often and Fernando keeps up very good with Planet CCRMA and the new
> >versions.
> >
> >Just my personal opinion.
> >
> >Cheers!
> >
> >Hector
> I switchs to Ubuntu Studio a bit ago from aSlackware monstrosity I put
> together... and demudi before that... and XP SONAR 2.2XL before that.  The
> delay with the repositories hasn't bothered me much.
> Personally, I don't need the latest and greatest... I need a computer that
> will record audio tomorrow... anything beyond that is a bonus.  Sure, if I
> ran into a bug I would probably take the effort to upgrade from SVN
> however... if it's in the hours just before the session I'm not going to
> change anything. :)
> Most home studios I know are centered around stability... or at least a
> of change. :)  I run a website catering to customers of a defunct sound
> manufacturer (Aardvark Audio) and I still got people running Win98 because
> they got it working and it does what they want it to...
> With the repositories, I don't have to fear the upgrades. :)
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