[ubuntu-studio-devel] Elementary OS

lukefromdc at hushmail.com lukefromdc at hushmail.com
Wed Sep 2 18:01:18 UTC 2015

In my experience if you want to use Linux in general it pays to pre-research
any new or newly purchased hardware and screen out things like Nvidia
graphics that work poorly with FOSS software and drivers. For instance,
I would not accept any camera that wrote only to an internal hard drive
unless I knew for certain it could be connected to without Windoze or Crapple.

If I were stuck with such a camera I would have to sell it unused and use the
proceeds to buy one with removable storage.

On 9/2/2015 at 10:54 AM, "Ralf Mardorf" <ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net> wrote:
>On Wed, 2 Sep 2015 15:09:55 +0200, ttoine wrote:
>>What is great with usb2 class compliant audio devices, is that any
>>device working with Apple iPad will work out of the box with 
>That's nice. OTOH the cheapest RME USB device seems to be the
>Babyface. It's much more expensive than the HDSPe AIO PCIe card 
>and RME
>hides minimal buffer sizes for the Babyface, but the HDSPe AIO is
>advertised with buffer sizes. Why do they hide the buffer sizes?
>However, you pay for the card plus the new total mix, a mixer 
>similar to mixbus. It's not available for Linux, so pay for Mixbus 
>or a
>similar solution too.
>I wonder if the class compilant modus even allows to use the aged 
>mix we know as hdspmixer?
>One reason to use FLOSS is that a lot is available for free as in 
>unfortunately software is bundled with the hardware, IOW you pay 
>what you need, but can't use it with Linux. For Linux there aren't
>FLOSS solutions to replace what you already bought.
>Linux became a bottomless pit.
>Your goal to make an Ubuntu independent Linux audio distro to 
>something that can compete better to proprietary solutions is the 
>track. Hardware companies already bundle what users need and they
>usually provide it for Apple and Microsoft based systems only. An
>exception is Behringer. Behringer nowadays seems to support Linux
>platforms too, but Behringer is bottom quality, you even can't 
>repair/maintain and screw down Behringer gear without trouble.
>Hardware for Linux always was an issue and for audio it becomes a 
>serious issue at the moment.
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