[LAU] Kim did the switch to Linux
d_baron at 012.net.il
Wed Aug 5 10:49:20 EDT 2009
The freedom being described will only come with interoperability, an
"openDAWS" or AAF-XML (some day) standard that I can use what I want, when I
want (with the common features).
Macs always catered to the artist/composer/author that just wants it to work,
Windows had the mass-market to produce polished applications.
Linux--can do anything but linux folks tend not to shell out the bucks the
windows users do so applications are not ported or polished. Heck, the Mac OSX
is based on freeBSD, a hop, skip and jump from linux--most of those lovely mac
toys could relatively easily be ported if folks would pay for them. Neither
will vendors create drivers (nor will they happily resease enough information
to let opensource hackers do the job!).
I have time and money (and data-files) invested in windows audio. No
interoperability? The window partitions must remain. Not much choice.
The MIDI tools I use work with WINE (with a few qwerks) so I can go that far
in Linux. My better sound card has no ALSA. I would like to do new projects
starting in linux. Existing ones remain in .... window-98!
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