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