[ardour-users] Ardour on Mac os X/Mac Intel
markknecht at gmail.com
Tue Apr 11 12:18:42 PDT 2006
On 4/11/06, Marcos Guglielmetti Gmail <marcospcmusica at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hola Mark Knecht:
> > On 4/10/06, grae <drunkenbird at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > But to answer your first question directly, yes, apparently using
> > > the "boot camp" download from apple, on a macintel you can install
> > > windows :( ...... or linux :)
> > grub will allow you to install Linux on a Mac Mini, and even do it on
> > an external 1394 drive so that you do not have to mess with the
> > internal drive. Although I don't use it (yet) I have Gentoo running
> > on my Mac Mini from a 1394 drive partition.
> Glad to hear it!
> OK, so you need a firewire HD to do that.
NO - You can do it on the internal drive if you want to.
> But, the next questions are:
> 1) would you recommend this kind of hardware (Mac mini) to build a PC
> for a recording studio?
No. Not powerful enough and the hard drive isn't all that fast.
> Or would you recommend a clone standard PC with more power?
More likely this is what I'd recommend for runnign Ardour.
> 2) Do you think that RME hammerfall and M-Audio soundcards will run fine
> into a Mac Mini?
No. They are PCI devices. The Mac Mini has no PCI slots. You can only
use external sound cards that use USB or 1394.
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