[LAU] good linux distros for audio

James Cameron quozl at us.netrek.org
Mon Feb 23 17:09:17 EST 2009

On Mon, Feb 23, 2009 at 05:25:45PM +0100, mikk wrote:
> Who can explain to me why it seems to be so hard to get a stable audio and
> video environment in Linux (not requiring recompilations and intricate tweaks)
> while this problem seems to have been solved quite satisfactorily in Windows?
> What is the fundamental reason for this?

Central control versus distributed control of the software lifecycle;
feature selection, development, integration packaging, distribution,
deployment, support, and fixes for major issues.  Everything you observe
as a difference derives from the difference in control.

The features of the available open source software now easily outweigh
the features of the base operating system from Microsoft.  If you don't
need those features, and you can afford the higher price, and you hate
freedom, then please change back.

James Cameron    mailto:quozl at us.netrek.org     http://quozl.netrek.org/

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