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

Charles Z Henry czhenry at gmail.com
Thu May 30 22:56:11 CEST 2013

On Thu, May 30, 2013 at 3:43 PM, Alexandre Torres Porres
<porres at gmail.com>wrote:

> 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'm interested in other people's responses here too.  I'm a debian fan, but
also I'm not a hardcore developer.  Probably, it doesn't matter which
distro to choose--all of them can be optimized (but you should at least
have one with a new-ish 3.x series kernel at this time).  If you don't need
cutting edge software and kernels, stay away from Fedora and Ubuntu.

As for Mac hardware, the biggest pain in the ass is the broadcom wifi
drivers.  Get things set up and installed with an ethernet cable plugged
in, before you try to set up the wifi.  You need to download a lot of
things first.  The wifi firmware needs to get extracted from the
proprietary drivers... and the kernel modules need to be rebuilt every time
you update the kernel.  Watch out.
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