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

Alexandre Torres Porres porres at gmail.com
Fri May 31 00:15:28 CEST 2013

sure, I know, that's actually one of the reasons, since it seems Pd's
performance is better on it, right? But not sure on what terms yet. Can you
say more how it saves CPU load and decreases latency issues?

2013/5/30 Ivica Bukvic <ico at vt.edu>

> 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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