[PD] Ubuntu vs. ubuntustudio?

João Pais jmmmpais at googlemail.com
Sat Jan 3 13:38:58 CET 2009


finally got internet working on my ubuntu (desktop), so I might start  
setting up stuff here to try to move from one system to the other. For  
that I would like to ask some advice, if anyone has nothing better to do.

My system is:

- laptop thinkpad, i386 32b
- desktop thinkcentre i686 64b
- rme multiface + card (using with laptop, most probably will use with  
both computers)
- pd extended (don't use much pd-van these days)

Each computer has the same sytems: XP + Ubuntu (and will keep having,  
except for the bit difference). They'll be used for audio (not much video  
going on here besides watching a dvd).

What do you think might be the better approach, to use ubuntu normal, or  
ubuntustudio? Roman told me that for a while there's no big difference,  
because the -rt kernel comes with ubuntu. Is ubuntustudio more than a  
bundle of software with nice backgrounds? (Note: I'll use the same setup  
on both computers, so the system should work on 64 and 32b).

Another note: what window managers do you advise? I find the simple,  
low-cal approach of fluxbox / enlightenment better as the sugar-puffed  
gnome etc. Any remarks against using any of these? By the way, one of the  
things that puts me off of linux is that it takes so much *'%$ time to get  
going. So, reliability is also a parameter.


João Pais

PS: Don't know if it was noticed, but some days ago I sent out another  
http://lists.puredata.info/pipermail/pd-list/2009-01/067044.html. Or maybe  
it was noticed enough.

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