[LAU] [LAD] Kim did the switch to Linux

Chuckk Hubbard badmuthahubbard at gmail.com
Fri Aug 7 13:46:04 EDT 2009

Just two observations, only generally related:

If you have an OSX system without the installation discs, and you want
to install a free C/C++ compiler, the *only* way I have found is with
a download of several hundred MB from the official OSX website with
*lots* of extra stuff, examples, docs, developer's tools, for many
different languages. Surely won't matter for the majority of people
who would even consider Mac, but *why*? Why on earth would anyone make
that decision?? Especially considering that it's actually GPL software
created by someone else!

On whether Windows or Mac is more important in pro audio, I haven't
gotten so close to the "professional" audio world, but I went to a
pretty modern university, University of the Arts in Philadelphia, and
right as I was graduating they announced the decision to require ALL
students to purchase MacBooks with their own money. Not just music
students, but theater, dance, sculpture, etc., everyone! I don't know
if such a decision reflects a wide market trend in the art world (in
my mind that's impossible, the trend is towards Linux), but it
indicates some kind of power over Windows.


On Wed, Aug 5, 2009 at 11:41 AM, Frank Barknecht<fbar at footils.org> wrote:
> 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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