[PD] linux best for pd? / "best linux" for Pd? / On a Mac?

Alexandre Torres Porres porres at gmail.com
Thu May 30 22:44:26 CEST 2013

By the way, someone gave me the idea that slackware is the top hardcore
one... ("best"?). Meaning you can teak it and get the best perfomrance
results. Though I fear it can be a nightmare to run it on a mac...


2013/5/30 Alexandre Torres Porres <porres at gmail.com>

> Hi there, correct me if I'm wrong, but it seems Pd runs smoother in Linux
> than in any other OS, is that right?
> Perhaps some of you have run benchmarks for it with the same machine and
> diferente Operational Systems. I was curious to try myself.
> Now, is there a "best linux" for Pd? Maybe one that allows you to tweak in
> a little more to have insanely low latencies?
> Yeah, the whole point and interest is to try and reach an absurdly
> optimized latency and CPU load.
> Now that I got myself a Raspberry Pi (my first linux) I wanna enjoy the
> opportunity/motivation to broaden my linux usage to my regular laptops.
> I use macs by the way. Don't know if that is an issue. Like being next to
> an impossible task to install a nice hardcore ("the best one") linux
> distribution in it.
> I've seen that recently Linux has been able to work (poorly at least) with
> Thunderbolt. I have an RME Multiface that seems to works well on linux.
> Since newer macbooks lost the PCI slot, all that I'm missing is that my
> thunderbolt to PCI slot  adapter works in Linux. That'd be cool, to run it
> on my macbook air, on linux... but I digress.
> Thanks
> Cheers
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