On Sat, Aug 8, 2009 at 7:49 PM, David Robillard wrote:
To be fair, what I responded to was cut out:
> I don't know if I can really recommend Linux for pro audio to normal
Maybe I misinterpreted what Ralf meant by pro audio.
It doesn't seem like much new is being said here. No one has tried to
claim that Linux is easier to use out-of-the-box than Mac OSX, though
some have hinted it could be as easy; I don't know as I don't use
Ubuntu nor a heavyweight window manager. No one has tried to claim
that OSX can be customized to perform as well as Linux with the right
know-how, though I've cleverly avoided actually saying it can't be. I
don't think it can, but I have no reason to try. I've argued that
people who take what they do pretty seriously shouldn't shy away from
spending more time in order to know their tools more deeply, and some
have said that the same people shouldn't shy away from spending more
money for intuitive software, or spending more money for faster
hardware rather than tuning one's OS.
What anyone chooses is up to them, but I can't bring myself to agree
that someone who wants to take their control of their music/audio to
the umpteenth level should shy away from learning to compile a kernel
and edit a few configuration files. Whether that person is what is
understood by "professional" is another question. Others would
understand by "professional" someone who doesn't spend time on
anything his paying clients won't notice.
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