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On Thu, Apr 12, 2012 at 10:42 PM, Ronald Stewart
> wait are you saying Focusrite is Linux friendly? thats weird because I
Dr Dre's laptop? You mean you have the same model laptop as Dr Dre?
Otherwise, I had no idea you two were mates and that he is pro-Linux to the
point of lending you his laptop for demo purposes?
> called (usb turd) to run a special version of Indamixx OS for Beats laptop
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On Thu, Apr 12, 2012 at 10:42 PM, Ronald=
wait are you saying Focusrite is Linux friendly? thats weird because I talk=
ed to the USA national rep about taking Dr. Dre's Beats laptop (actuall=
y Dre's laptop) to Guitar Center in Inglewood Ca. to plug in the saffir=
e 6 I think its
Dr Dre's laptop? You mean you have the same model laptop as Dr=
Dre? Otherwise, I had no idea you two were mates and that he is pro-Linux =
to the point of lending you his laptop for demo purposes?=A0
called (usb turd) to run a special version of Indamixx OS for Beats laptop =
and even the national rep couldnt confirm compatibility so we literally got=
in the car and went to GC to plug and play and NADA.
Funny thing the rep never answered the phone again after we emailed him it =
didn't work... so if you got it going YOURE THE MAN cuz no one at focus=
rite could at least in USA as in the whole country of the united states :)<=
"hehe" NelsonthnxRonOn Thu, Apr 12, 2012 at 5=
:16 PM, Gerald Mwangi <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
well the fact is: Even though searching the net extensively, I don't kn=
ow which companies are linux friendly (except Focusrite).
So maybe an Idea is to put a list on linuxaudio.org . Or is it there and I missed it?
On Do, 2012-04-12 at 21:15 +0200, thijs van severen wrote:
hey Ronald, having a bad day ? =A0;-))
2012/4/12 Ronald Stewart <email@example.com>
maybe I got up on the wrong side of the bed today but here is the c=
old hard facts and truth about the musical instrument business and Linux Au=
First, I have sat down with Tascam TOP DECISION MAKERS for over 30 =
hours in 7 years with TOTAL FACE TO FACE conversations
along with Alesis, Akai, M-Audio, AVID, and EVERY OTHER manufacture=
r on EARTH!!!
Plus I have dealt with Guitar Center, Musicians Friend, and SamAsh =
buyers for nearly 4 years.
Second, Tascam sucks and what you and ALL OTHERS WHO WRITE THIS LON=
G FELT STORY ABOUT THE POTENTIAL of Linux Audio users need to know
and DO is SUPPORT companies that do support Linux Audio.=A0 I sugge=
st Echo Audio because they work with Linux and FFADO and others to make a g=
reat user experience for
Linux Audio.=A0 There are others like Harrison, RME (kinda) and som=
e class compliant supported devices Edirol, Lexicon, M-audio etc. that are =
Linux friendly NOT BECAUSE THEY WANT TO BE but because of the STEVE JOBS af=
fect of Apple.=A0 In fact Linux is not a priority and neither was Apple unt=
il the brute force MARKET SHIFT in Apple lately.
Linux is 1% and Apple is at best 7% and the only reason why ANY of =
these companies are working with Apple is because you CANNOT get into an Ap=
ple store or their ECOSYSTEM UNLESS you are class compliant.=A0 Until 2 yea=
rs ago companies like m-audio and all the rest had their own driver mickey =
mouse way of making things work.
Thank GOD that Apple finally kicked butt enough to straighten out t=
he musical instrument companies bot because they are "great guys"=
but because of MONEY!!!
Now you and everyone else can take this info as fact or not.=A0 BUT=
and HOWEVER, I have spent tens of thousands of dollars trying to build pro=
ducts in Linux for Linux for YEARS!!!!=A0 With tens of thousands of dollars=
spent I can tell you from my checkbook and WALLET that I maybe moved the b=
all from the one yard line to the nine yard line.
From experience just go with companies who care about Linux and the=
user experience and who PUT THEIR MONEY WHERE THEIR MOUTH IS!!!!
Support those programs, software, hardware etc. instead of writing =
'heartful letters' in hope of response.=A0 I guarantee you that the=
decision makers at these companies
ARE NOT THAT SMART in fact if they were Apple would hire them.=A0 T=
hese 'others' are there because they SUCK at their jobs and decisio=
n making abilities and that is why
if you ever go to a trade show you will see that companies like FIL=
L IN THE BLANK do not make new and cool stuff but wait for a GREAT product =
to come along and then KNOCK IT OFF so that everyone else benefits.=A0 The =
worst part of this is that users go and buy their garbage keeping us in the=
INSANE LOOPS OF CRAPPY STUFF THAT SUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!
EXAMPLE the monome cool product with buttons and now their are lame=
copies by ALL THE BIG BOYS and sadly thats the one a lot of people buy to =
keep this CRAPPY party going.
Period end of story.... if you thinnk you know better then send me =
your receipts of all the money you spent to challenge and debunk THIS HARD =
BIG REQUEST can someone post this response somewhere so every time =
this subject comes up I don't have to keep spelling it out :)
On Thu, Apr 12, 2012 at 12:10 PM, Gerald Mwangi <firstname.lastname@example.org> wro=
Hi guys, I sent the following mail to TASCAM (to the pre-sales =
information). Hope to move something in their thinking.
I'm deciding whether to buy the US-1800. Since I run Linux =
(Ubuntu) with jack and ardour (www.ardour.org ), I need to know if the device is USB 2.0 audio=
class compliant or if there are plans for a dedicated driver. Or at least =
plans to publish sufficient information to the linux audio developers (linuxaudio.org). If not=
hing is planned in that direction, I will switch to the Firewire solutions =
from Focusrite, since Focusrite actively supports the linux audio developer=
s! It's not that much work to disclose some information. And you'll=
have some 500+ linux musicians BUYING YOUR PRODUCTS! Afterall, your a hard=
ware vendor, not a software vendor.
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