[PD] OT: another linux system question

James Dunn james at 4thharmonic.com
Fri May 24 12:27:22 CEST 2013

I'm using Arch on an old HP NC8000 laptop with pd-extended and jack but 
it's a rolling release so doesn't meet your requirements for LTS...

Quoth João Pais, on 24/05/2013 11:06:
> 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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