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+ - Goodbye Apple. Hello Music Production on Ubuntu. 1

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Adam Wrzeski
Adam Wrzeski writes "Create Digital Music has an interesting article on Kim Cascone's switch from Apple to Linux for audio production:

The computer functioned as both sound design studio and stage instrument. I worked this way for ten years, faithfully following the upgrade path set forth by Apple and the various developers of the software I used. Continually upgrading required a substantial financial commitment on my part.

I loaded up my Dell with all a selection of Linux audio applications and brought it with me on tour as an emergency backup to my tottering PowerBook. The Mini 9 could play back four tracks of 24-bit/96 kHz audio with effects — not bad for a netbook. The solution to my financial constraint became clear, and I bought a refurbished Dell Studio 15, installed Ubuntu on it, and set it up for sound production and business administration. The total cost was around $600 for the laptop plus a donation to a software developer — a far cry from the $3000.00 price tag and weeks of my time it would have cost me to stay locked-in to Apple. After a couple of months of solid use, I have had no problems with my laptop or Ubuntu. Both have performed flawlessly, remaining stable and reliable."
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Goodbye Apple. Hello Music Production on Ubuntu.

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  • Oh yeah? But can it analyze and retrofit a 12 bar progressional into already laid tracks? Huh? And can it syncopate the lights in a live performance? How about choose the evenings groupies? Oh wait...If forgot, you use Linux... scratch the groupie reference. Next you'll be telling us that you can actually do vector art in Linux. Linux still sux

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