[ubuntu-studio-devel] Elementary OS

Len Ovens len at ovenwerks.net
Wed Sep 2 13:21:28 UTC 2015

On Wed, 2 Sep 2015, Ralf Mardorf wrote:

> On Wed, 2 Sep 2015 12:09:28 +0200, Set Hallstrom wrote:
>> On 2015-09-02 11:55, Ralf Mardorf wrote:

>>> Windows and Mac user seldom run into such issues, while a lot of
>>> inexperienced Linux users can't avoid it.
>> This makes me feel like i'm going to break a leg soon. I've never had
>> any problem finding hardware. Scanners, AIs, graphic cards,
>> midicontrolers.... PCIe-cards.... What am i doing right?
> You just have good luck and much money.

Actually, just the oposite. The cheaper AIs are more used and better 

> I not necessarily buy my hardware. I use hardware from trash, I borrow
> hardware from neighbours.
> What you find in a trash can or what your neighbours lend you most
> likely can be used with a Windows machine, but not with a Linux machine.

That has generally not been my experience. Most likely they tossed it 
because windows doesn't work with it any more. There have been times when 
as much as 80% of my running HW was "hand me down".

That said, I was careful with my new MB/CPU purchase... but that is 1 out 
of 6 Linux machines in the house.

Len Ovens

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