[LAU] AVLinux (Was: a bunch of stuff)
folderol at ukfsn.org
Wed Jul 29 16:30:20 EDT 2009
On Wed, 29 Jul 2009 13:21:00 -0700
Ken Restivo <ken at restivo.org> wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 29, 2009 at 01:18:46PM +0100, Harry Van Haaren wrote:
> > Hey,
> > I wont answer your question on "Why Debian?", but i will say that AV linux
> > is amazing!
> > I'm really impressed with it because:
> > - FFADO "just worked". ie: modprobe raw1394, chmod /dev/raw1394, start jack.
> > Record 12 channels at 8ms for 1/2 n hour with 1 xrun.
> > -XFCE: Although i downgraded to stable (4.4) despite having the testing 4.6
> > installed, it was not much effort, and not half as bloat as KDE/full gnome.
> > -RemasterSys: Click the button, answer some questions (that are newbie
> > freindly) and have an ISO made of your exact current system. (I know other
> > distros have this feature, but they never seemed to work so well.
> > -Wine: For windows -> linux people its great: pre installed. if you dont
> > need it, its only a click away in Synaptic!
> > -I could go on, but networking, internet browsing, typing (Abiword :-) etc
> > all works well too, installing is a doddle, and if i take a DVD around, i
> > can get my entire system up & running in under 2 mins! (Upload edited files
> > to a git repo on Github when developing, my own site if its an update on
> > music.)
> > GMac, the "Author" of AV really done a great job in my opinion, very much
> > recommended!
> I'm not taking the distro flamewar-bait either.
> AVLinux does look very tasty. I'm happy with Lenny for now, but as it gets further and further out of date over the next year or two, I might consider trying something different.
I had a quick look at this but what I find disturbing is that it
trashes any partitions it uses, including /home! That's just not
Will J Godfrey
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