politics shmolitics. what about "WHAT WORKS"???
1) GUI's extend the range of what is possible with the command line. just try editing audio files by command line. capiche?
GUI's are not just training wheels- they are necessary for some tasks. period. graphics are a case in point- no GUI, no graphics. got it?
2)some people actually need every cpu cycle available. some people do more with a computer than just web related tasks. some people do 3D graphics, pro audio, video, etc...
recommending solutions based on politics wont help. dont assume someone uses linux for the same reasons you do.
i have some pretty simple requests:
1)roll the low latency patches into the kernal
(audio people NEED low latency. hello!?)
2)bitch to hardware manufacturers to include linux drivers for their devices when shipping.
3)open the mind to accept other people using linux and for different reasons.
linux is attracting users and YOU cannot control why they are attracted nor what their needs are.
and do NOT assume we are all windows idiots.
Re: Rant, indeed.
whoa. WAY too many words homeboy.
a couple quick point I would like to make...
1)windows crashes, is bloated as hell, and sits way too high up codewise. mac os is no better.
slow, stupid, and bullshit. realtime linux builds are the only current viable solution for the next generation of audio and video dev platforms...
I use virtual synthesizers- latency is a major issue- if i hit a key and the sound comes out a second later that will not do. low level drivers are not going to cut it. sooner or later the OS is going to get in the way as it does with windows and mac os.
2) windows is going xp. only. this scares the shit outta me. i hate xp. its crap.
i need a way out...
help me obi wan, you are my only hope...
hey- folks- I seek a flavor of nix developed for audio and video use. be and next have both bailed and never excited me anyway...
any builds for media use?
just an idea- how about a realtime linux build designed for audio and video?