[PD] linux best for pd? / "best linux" for Pd? / On a Mac?
ico at vt.edu
Fri May 31 00:01:04 CEST 2013
FWIW pd-l2ork is currently linux only.
On May 30, 2013 5:49 PM, "Alexandre Torres Porres" <porres at gmail.com> wrote:
> > 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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