[LAU] Kim did the switch to Linux

Patrick Shirkey pshirkey at boosthardware.com
Wed Aug 5 12:22:01 EDT 2009

> Nice article. But colored by ideology.
> I "switched" from Linux to Mac because...
> -Now I have the freedom of choice what kind of apps I want to use (free software or pro apps)
> -I have no more headache about bad RT Kernels and user permissions
> -Only one audio system - core audio - and it is easy to handle
> -It works rock stable and very intuitive
> -a very good workflow covering all technics of modern multimedia production
> -the audio apps are mature production tools with all features I need
> -Ableton Live - more then a DAW
> -I can work with video and audio together without crashes
> -I'm more productive with a Mac environment
> -I doesn't need to be an geek/nerd to use my computer but I can if I want
> Only some points. Very subjective.
> I'm not "against" Linux -I think it is a nice OS for audionerds with a good amount of time.
> And for pure harddisk recording, developing and testing new concepts. Sooperlooper is an good example: first made for Linux, then ported to OS X and now the "mainstream-Daws" Live and Logic have loopers as new features in their latest versions.

Hmmm, here we are again with Ralf with a Microsoft overview and now 
Micheal waxing lyrical about Apple.

Each OS has it's place and both can be used to get things done quickly. 
Many professionals build their whole studio around one platform.

Linux audio and multimedia is behind in terms of usability for non 
techincal users. But everything that can be acheived in windows or mac 
env can also be achieved in Linux env so it is only a matter of time 
before it becomes accessible to non technical users too.

The real issue is not when it will become accessible but if we can 
really be bothered making that happen. Many of us are too busy getting 
things done to care for the immediate needs of non technical users.

Linux is probably always gonna be more difficult than windows or mac 
environment. I wouldn't have it any other way.

BTW, I don't have much need for sudoku or crossword puzzles although I 
have been known to sell games to people who do.


Patrick Shirkey
Boost Hardware Ltd

> regards,
> Michael
> ----- original Nachricht --------
> Betreff: [LAU] Kim did the switch to Linux
> Gesendet: Mi, 05. Aug 2009
> Von: Frank Barknecht<fbar at footils.org>
>> Hallo,
>> here's an excellent read about Kim Casone (of .microsound and this list,
>> too)
>> switching from Mac to Linux:
>> http://createdigitalmusic.com/2009/08/04/linux-music-workflow-switching-from
>> -mac-os-x-to-ubuntu-with-kim-cascone/
>> (URL in one line)
>> Great work, Kim!
>> Ciao
>> -- 
>> Frank
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