[LAU] Graduating from Ubuntu Studio

Joshua Boyd jdboyd at jdboyd.net
Fri Jun 13 17:19:37 EDT 2008

On Fri, Jun 13, 2008 at 12:33:51PM -0700, Mark Knecht wrote:

> I cannot suggest whether changing distros will be a good thing to do
> or whether it's even worth the effort but as an 8 year Linux user and
> as someone who has used one of the more "user-unfriendly, power-user
> friendly" distros for the last 5 years I cannot do anything other than
> give my highest recommendations for Gentoo coupled with the pro-audio
> overlay. No bloat, very focused applications, lots and lots of
> control, and VERY stable. Dig in deep or just let it work - either is
> well supported. Gentoo is not difficult to learn, but it does take
> some time. The install is almost purposely built to scare away folks
> who aren't willing to do the work. If you get the install done you'll
> likely never have problems with the distro.

Heck, if you are going to make things hard on yourself by using Gentoo,
you might as well go all the way and choose Linux From Scratch.  

> No matter what choice you make do NOT blow away your current install.
> Keep it and dual boot anything else you are looking at. I do this with
> every new install and can always get back to something that's working
> in a matter of minutes.

Personally, I'd just get another HD and swap as needed rather than dual
boot from one disk.

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