[Ardour-Users] OSX vs Linux

Luc Tanguay lucus at sympatico.ca
Sat Aug 22 19:50:08 PDT 2009

I need advise.

A musician friend of mine wants to build a small home-studio.  Seeing my 
setup he wants Adrour at the center of it all... (A good demo is a good 
selling point :-) I'm running Linux (64 studio on a dual-core AMD PC) so 
I suggest him Linux... But his wife being a Mac addict, and he, having 
already used some Mac to do simple tasks (photo, video, drawing), wants 
to go Mac.

On Ardour site, in System Requirements, I read OS X and Linux. But I 
need feedback from users of both camp...

If he goes Linux I can help him with Ardour and the rest... But if he 
goes Mac OS X, I have no clue and no time to learn yet another operating 
"environment" to do simple task like update/install software, add/modify 
hardware devices (disks, MIDI keyboard, dual-monitor, ...), modify 
system parameters (dynamic CPU speed, PCI latency, ...), compile/link 
source code, ...

What is the easiest path? (I would add: ... the easiest path for me :-)


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