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

Alexandre Torres Porres porres at gmail.com
Thu May 30 23:47:19 CEST 2013

>  If you don't need cutting edge software and kernels

I just need Pd :-)

And maybe some audio software (DAW) running free plugins to interact with
the noise coming from Pd.

2013/5/30 Charles Z Henry <czhenry at gmail.com>

> 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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