[ubuntu-studio-devel] Elementary OS

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net
Tue Sep 1 14:01:42 UTC 2015

On Tue, 1 Sep 2015 14:29:01 +0200, ttoine wrote:
>Ralf, I truly believe that when it will be possible to use a Linux
>distribution without the terminal at all, Linux will become popular.

At least for audio Linux can't compare to Mac or Windows.
You need to use the terminal to get an audio tuned Linux and even then
you should be aware, that you never ever will reach the quality of a Mac
or Windows workstation.

I'm a RME card user and the RME card driver for Linux is pure crap! I
installed Windows and FreeBSD to test my card, to ensure that the card
isn't broken.

On my iPad I use a sequencer that in some important features is better
than Qtractor, Ardour and Co and other than the Linux applications it's
stable and this is just on a tablet PC.

IOW if we decide to use Linux, the reason is of philosophically nature.
Linux for creative work, audio, video, painting and publishing can't
competed with proprietary, restricted operating systems and software
programmed with more manpower.

Even if the software should be able to competed, were is the FLOSS
hardware? Or were are at least good drivers for known hardware.

The RME PCIe card I bought, recommended by the Linux audio
community, does provide only 2 of 8 ADAT I/Os by jackd, let alone
missing special features and even a complete and current version of
total mix, aka hdspmixer is missing for Linux.

Linux already was popular, many European offices switched to Linux and
for good reasons they switched back to Windows.

Linux comes with pitfalls, faking Windows and Mac abilities isn't
helpful, it's better to get users used to terminal usage, than
providing crappy GUIs, that anyway can't replace the terminal.


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