[PD] OT: another linux system question

dreamer dreamer at puikheid.nl
Fri May 24 13:20:58 CEST 2013

On Fri, May 24, 2013 at 12:06 PM, João Pais <jmmmpais at googlemail.com> wrote:

> Hello list,
> after trying debian squeezy for a few months on my Thinkpad X61s (an old
> model),
squeeze or wheezy? as wheezy has just been released as stable that would be
the best to use at the moment.

> 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.
Maybe you should elaborate on your 'issues with several details', because
we can't help you if you don't explain what issues you are having.

I don't see why debian is not a 'more "general" distro' and why it would
not be able to do the same things ubuntu has to offer (especially if you
only need to use Pd and jack).


> 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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