[ubuntu-studio-devel] Possible Tester

Matthew Bearson club.nintendo678 at gmail.com
Wed Jul 27 19:16:05 UTC 2016

I really wouldn't like to dual boot win10 and Ubuntu Studio as last time I
did this after many boots and OS switches Windows corrupted

On Jul 27, 2016 11:39 AM, "Ross Gammon" <rosco2 at ubuntu.com> wrote:

> Hi Matthew,
> Welcome to the team!
> On 07/27/2016 03:10 AM, Matthew Bearson wrote:
> > I recently reinstalled my copy of Win 10 onto my laptop and never got to
> > the point of reinstalling, in anyone's opinion should I just buy a
> > VMWare Workstation license, download Virtualbox, or reinstall Ubuntu
> Studio?
> It depends!
> To really/deeply test audio/video applications in Ubuntu Studio, you
> really need Ubuntu Studio properly installed on your hard disk so you
> are directly connected to audio hardware, and graphics drivers etc.
> You can install Ubuntu Studio alongside Windows 10 if you wish. There is
> plenty of advice on the internet about how to do this (it involves
> shrinking Windows 10 to make space - or an extra hard-disk).
> A lot of us have a machine that has a stable (older) version of Ubuntu
> Studio for doing creative work, and another machine that runs the
> developer version (currently Yakkety - to become 16.10) of Ubuntu Studio
> for testing the latest stuff.
> You can install multiple versions of Ubuntu Studio alongside each other,
> but this is a bit risky if some bug in the testing version causes your
> "creative" version to break or stop booting (just when you have that
> creative itch).
> I make heavy use of Virtual Box. You don't need a license for that. I
> have 32 and 64 bit versions of all the supported Ubuntu Studio releases,
> and the developer versions installed in Virtual Box. This makes it very
> easy to take a snapshot, or make a clone of the virtual machine, install
> test packages, test away, and then delete the clone, or restore the
> snapshot if I break something.
> But you can't always reproduce all bugs in a VM, sometimes the bugs only
> exist in the VM, and some applications just don't work properly (or at
> the correct speed) within a VM.
> I hope that helps. Just sing out if you need more help.
> Regards,
> Ross
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