[LAU] AVLinux (Was: a bunch of stuff)
ken at restivo.org
Wed Jul 29 19:47:59 EDT 2009
On Wed, Jul 29, 2009 at 10:29:58PM +0100, Harry Van Haaren wrote:
> Just to clarify: I was expressing my expericences of AvLinux, and my
> intention was far
> from trying to start a flame war. Perhaps I should have worded my opinion
> differently as
> to avoid a misunderstanding.
No, you're great, I was referring to the more provacative "why debian?" question of the O.P., which you wisely side-stepped.
> -Harry van Haaren
> On Wed, Jul 29, 2009 at 9:21 PM, 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 further and further out of date over the next year or two, I might consider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.
> > -ken
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