[ardour-users] OS Question

seablade at softhome.net seablade at softhome.net
Thu Nov 3 03:31:27 PST 2005

Well normally I would say you would be fine but I suspect two things may 
play a bit with your system, your VMWare install which loads its own drivers 
and does a few other things on boot up, and VNC. 

What you probably would want to do though, is install one OS and set up 
different runlevels, save you a lot of HD space, woudl still have to init 
when doing serious audio work, but overall should do the same job I believe. 


Rossco writes: 

> 7lb9oz Productions wrote: 
>> Hello all, I have a question about the operating systems that I am 
>> currently running on my machine.  Currently I have a triple boot with 
>> windows xp for games, demudi linux for studio work, and ubuntu linux 
>> for normal daya to day, school and office stuff.  I just downloaded 
>> fedora core 3 from planet ccrma, and plan to try it out some time this 
>> weekednd.  My question is, can I, (using fedora core, or anything 
>> really), eliminate this percieved need for the "office OS"?  That is 
>> to say, with something like fedora core, is there any reason to use a 
>> seperate install for stuff like office applications, and other normal 
>> day to day type programs?  The only thing I really use besides the 
>> studio/audio stuff is office (for school), web browser (mainly for 
>> OS/studio updates and mailing lists) and I do use stuff like vnc for 
>> remote desktop on my samba server, and vmware for one program I have 
>> to run in windows for school.
>> Are there any considerations with what should and should not be run on 
>> a "studio only OS"?  What about considerations with the low latency 
>> stuff, and the kernel patches?  I have heard that they shouldnt be 
>> used on a typical desktop, so would I just want to keep the original 
>> kernel and boot from that when I wasnt using the studio?
>> Please advise, I am still a little fresh from the windows world, and I 
>> know that in windows, for serious work you pretty much need an OS that 
>> is dedicated to nothing but the DAW.
>> Thanks in advcance 
>> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Hi, 
> I successfully use my system - AMD64/1gb ram/audiophile2496 - for studio 
> work (ardour/amsynth/zynaddsubfx/hydrogen), office type work (oo.org), 
> web browser/email client/messaging client,  and Gimp. I currently run 
> Gentoo and Demudi 1.21 both of which work fine for all my needs although 
> Gentoo is considerably faster and more stable for me so is flavour of 
> the month here currently. Fedora should work fine for you. As long as 
> your hardware is up to it you should not need a studio only or office 
> only install. 
> Ross.
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