[Ardour-Users] OSX vs Linux

Luc Tanguay lucus at sympatico.ca
Sun Aug 23 17:49:07 PDT 2009

Thanks all for the great comments.

Just one thing that was not clear in my original post.  The computer 
(Mac or PC) would be used exclusively to do audio work.  The wife will 
not touch it :-)

For me, a computer engineer/musician, buying a Mac would be like a 
mechanic buying a car with the hood welded (I know it 's old OSS 
rethoric...).  Even for me, sometimes I have to scratch my head to make 
things work (last time I updated ALSA, the id of my 2 sound cards were 
reset to their default values.  It took me a few days before things got 
back to normal.  I think in a Mac I wouldn't have this problem and have 
only one card...).

But for my friend, Mac OS X seems to be the best approach (and HE can 
afford it).  A Firewire interface, Ardour/Jack, good studio monitors, 
mics, and plenty of time to record and mix (Oh! I can't wait to hear his 
first mix... It will be a mess but you have to begin somewhere...).

P.S. I talked about Mac vs Linux and by some strange phenomena, Windows 
crept in...


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