Computer Music #129 article about Ubuntu Studio
sdavmor at systemstheory.net
Fri Sep 12 19:00:59 BST 2008
Luis de Bethencourt wrote:
> On 9/12/08, Steven Davies-Morris <sdavmor at systemstheory.net> wrote:
>> Cory K. wrote:
>> > Steven Davies-Morris wrote:
>> >> Luis de Bethencourt wrote:
>> >>> The 6 scans can be downloaded and viewed from:
>> >>> http://luisbg.users.ubuntustudio.org/luisbg/computer_music/
>> >>> Awesome! Thanks Steven.
>> >>> Luis
>> >> You're welcome. It doesn't tell us much we don't already know,
>> >> and it would have been nice if there'd been one more page of text
>> >> going a bit deeper into Ubuntu Studio. But the fact that they'd
>> >> give it 6 pages and show the range of apps and say such positive
>> >> things about it is a very good sign that Ubuntu Studio is going
>> >> to be taken seriously as a viable DAW environment.
>> > What sux, is the fact that they're *not* using Studio. It's some
>> > completely messed up Ubuntu. Tons of icons. No Ardour or mention of
>> > -rt. (that I can see yet) Didn't use the theme. We're pissed. It's
>> > a misrepresentation.
>> > -Cory K.
>> Um...they added the icons onto the desktop of standard Ubuntu because
>> Windows users expect to see icons on the desktop? ;-)
>> as I said, it's just a surface scratch, and another page going into
>> more about Ubuntu Studio (i.e. real-time kernel) would have been nice.
>> But it's a start -- a useful signpost on the road, even if it's not
>> 100% accurate. Certainly good enough to get people to take a look.
>> Here's the letter to the editor from the current issue of CM:
>> "Penguin Power"
>> Thank you for the Ubuntu feature in cm129 -- it's quite literally
>> changed the way I make music! I'd never even heard of Linux before,
>> but having been inspired by your tutorial, I'm now 100% Ubuntu
>> Studio-based when it comes to my music-making. I can't quite get my
>> head around the fact that all this software is free, but just as
>> powerful as many commercial systems.
>> I wholeheartedly recommend giving Ubuntu Studio a go to all your
>> readers. You've got nothing to lose, after all, apart from a bit of
>> hard-drive space!
>> ---M.Haines, London.
>> [editor's response]
>> Can't argue with that. To see Linux as nothing more than an operating
>> system for the cash-strapped would be to do it and yourself a
>> disservice. Ubuntu Studio more than holds its own against Windows, OS
>> X and the music apps available for them -- give it a try; you can't
>> fail to be amazed.
>> Cheers, SDM -- a 21st Century Schizoid Man
>> Systems Theory internet music project: <www.systemstheory.net>
>> on MySpace: <www.myspace.com/systemstheory>
>> on Last FM: <www.last.fm/music/Systems+Theory>
>> get "Codetalkers" *free* at <www.mikedickson.org.uk/codetalkers>
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> I agree with you. Having fingers point at us is always good, but we
> disagree with the image they gave from us.
> Luckily the ones that know us, will know better. And some of the ones
> that don't know us to give it a try and see it is better. The bad
> thing is more people would've been interested with a better report.
> But having some new users, is more than we can ask from them and we
> thank them. Let's hope next time they send us an email and we help
> them do a great article for the magazine.
That last part has been on my mind ever since I saw the CM article,
wanting a much more in-depth examination. A letter to them from the
"Ubuntu Studio team" introducing the team, who y'all are, etc., might
be a shrewd move, to establish a contact point/person at both CM & US.
Cheers, SDM -- a 21st Century Schizoid Man
Systems Theory internet music project: <www.systemstheory.net>
on MySpace: <www.myspace.com/systemstheory>
on Last FM: <www.last.fm/music/Systems+Theory>
get "Codetalkers" *free* at <www.mikedickson.org.uk/codetalkers>
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