On 15 January 2012 22:25, Thomas Vecchione wrote:
> If you are referring to the ecosystem that includes the community, then I
> In other words, what makes any software 'Linux Software' by your
"Linux software" has nothing to do with closed or open source. It has
nothing to do with the community. The vast majority of Linux-only
software must be open source, but that's not my definition. I thought
it was pretty simple.
> Linux is far more than just audio software in general. Audio Software is
I came from OSX as well, but I'm used to Pro Tools and Logic and
Native Instruments. I'm running Linux because I'm recycling an old
desktop. So it's an experiment. But I wouldn't have signed up to the
mailing list if I wasn't loving it.
> Believe me it literally cost me
> Does this mean I don't care about open source? Not at all, if I didn't I
To go back to the Nintendo vs Sega comparison, I was a Nintendo kid.
But I didn't tell my friend his Mega Drive (Genesis) sucked because of
the audio DSP chip, or the graphics raster engine, or the gamepad
ergonomics. His Mega Drive sucked because he couldn't play Super Mario
Kart or Starwing on it.
I'm hopefully a little more mature now, and not really interested in a
Linux vs Mac vs Windows rabble, but the fact is that any OS is defined
by its software more than anything else. You could have the best OS in
the world, running at a bazillion gigaflops on 10 year old hardware,
but if there's only a dozen people using it and all it can do is
spreadsheets and solitaire, I'm probably not interested. The platform,
software and community are all part of the package when you invest in
a new OS. And cross-platform software has zero impact on that.
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