[PD] OT: another linux system question

Laurent Willkomm willkomm at pt.lu
Fri May 24 13:08:44 CEST 2013

On 05/24/2013 12:06 PM, João Pais wrote:
> Hello list,
> after trying debian squeezy for a few months on my Thinkpad X61s (an old
> model), I'm thinking of trying another distribution, due to several
> details. As I'm not up to date on the offer now, I wanted to ask what
> distributions are interesting nowadays (and in the future?).
> The reason why I changed from ubuntu to debian was because I found the
> latest ubuntu version very bloated. But now I have issues with several
> details that don't work on debian, and should work on a more "general"
> distro like ubuntu. So it might be better to go back to Ubuntu, and use
> a ligher desktop manager as gnome?
> I was looking for a system with LTS (I won't upgrade for as long as I
> can), modern (I need to try some programs now and then that require
> modern libraries and dependencies), and also light. The hardware is a
> bit old, and I need it mainly for Pd with Jack.
> I've seen many people speaking good things about linux mint. Is it worth
> it, or better to go directly to the "source", ubuntu? (but ubuntu's
> source, debian, isn't working well for me)
> Also important is that I don't have to spend time compiling, building
> and going through forums. Or I'll just loose my temper, and go back to
> windows for some years again.
> My hardware is:
> - Thinkpad X61s 64b (dual boot with windows 7) - but I'll use linux with
> 32b
> - RME Multiface I with PCMCIA card
> - wacom intous3 tablet (that I wanted to acess through hid)
> - Behringer BCF2000
> What is your experience, what's out there that looks interesting these
> days?
> Thanks,
> João
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Hello List
I switched from regular kubuntu to kxstudio some months ago. It's based 
on Ubuntu 12.04LTS, but adds 3.8 kernel, KDE 4.10, good repositories for 
audio work and nice jack tools. I can confirm it runs smoothly on 
Thinkpad X61, T61p, W530 with RME Multiface (PCMCIA/Expresscard) an BCF.


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