waiting for professional grade

Gerhard Lang lang.gerhard at gmail.com
Fri Dec 4 23:45:03 GMT 2009

Brian David schrieb:
> On Fri, Dec 4, 2009 at 12:31 PM, Leo <leoave at gmail.com
> <mailto:leoave at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     >> The CLI is by no means outdated, but of all the classes of
>     tasks one can
>     >> do on any computer, the CLI is probably _least_ suited to audio and
>     >> multimedia work.
>     But with out CLI I would not be able to run wine programs.
>     An icon for wine never give good results (maybe it's me)
>     but if I do "cd .wine/drive_c/???/???" then "wine program" It runs
>     good and if it doesn't I can see the error to fix.
>     Leo
> I understand the frustration that a lot of experienced users have with
> those who do not want to learn to use the ins and outs of a system in
> order to best utilize that system.  However, there are a few points
> that I think many in the 'just learn Linux and CLI' crowd often don't
> consider.  First, there is the contradictory thought process that
> wonders why more people don't contribute to projects like this, while
> at the same time frowning on people who complain about a tough user
> experience and telling them to just learn the 'right' way or whatnot. 
> Sorry, but you are never going to get people to join the project if
> you treat them like that.
> Second, and more importantly, developers really need to consider the
> type of experience that the average user is going to expect, and in
> the case of this project, the average audio/visual designer.  You can
> rant all you want about how the CLI is better, but the truth is that
> the great majority of people are simply never going to learn to use
> it.  Doesn't matter whether it is right or wrong, it just is.  It is
> perfectly acceptible for designers to respond by saying 'tough, learn
> it the way it is', but if so, those same people should not be
> surprised if their software always remains a niche project used by a
> small group of people, and developed by an even smaller group.
> However, this isn't just any project, this is a derivative of Ubuntu,
> a distribution that has the reputation of being THE user-friendly
> LInux distro.  A goal of any project carrying that name should be to
> aim for the most user-friendly experience.
> -- 
> -Brian David
I think I am such an average user, skeptical against close source, low
budgeted and trying to stay inside laws even if not concerned. I came
from windows not so long ago without any linux or coding knowledge. For
my opinion  i. e. tweaking rt latency is much more userfriendly in
ubuntustudio then trying similar in xp. Guess  someone really motivated
for getting a high quality multimedia environment will not avoid some
reading, asking and experimentation. There is much help around and if
one is really curious and interested (s)he will get the necessary skills
in a short time. And if (s)he makes a lot of money so (s)he doesn't have
enough time for reading and testing themselves there will be excellent
commercial support too. Did someone here try to tweak uptodate
commercial MS audio software on a 3 years old standard windows machine
for passable performance? I'm sure (s)he will stop complaining about

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