[PD] (Facts Please !) a mac or pc with Linux for PD

Frank Barknecht fbar at footils.org
Sun Dec 14 20:57:40 CET 2003

cgc hat gesagt: // cgc wrote:

> Wait a second - you already have a Mac then right?  Have you tried Pd 
> on it yet?  That seems like a way to avoid buying all new hardware and 
> switching to a completely different OS just to try some software out.
> PCs are great values these days no question, but in your case you might 
> want to consider the time investment involved with switching platforms. 
>  I don't know if you've dealt with Debian before, but the installation 
> is not a nice straightforward GUI installer, and there are plenty of 
> ways to completely ruin the installation compared to a RedHat, Suse or 
> Mandrake system.  If you don't have any prior x86 and Linux experience 
> then moving from a Mac OS9/OSX to Debian is like falling off a cliff.  
> Debian is great for building custom installs if you really know what 
> you want - I work with some guys that have it down to a science (after 
> years of working with it), but I don't think anyone who has dealt with 
> that setup process would recommend it as a migration path for a Mac 
> user.  I know several new Linux users that have gone the Red Hat and 
> Planet CCRMA route with good success and very few problems with basic 
> setup.

Please try Debian anyway. It's not as bad as put here. You might fall
of a cliff, but we're down there already to help.

 Frank Barknecht                               _ ______footils.org__

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