would you use Ableton on Linux if possible and.......

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would you use Ableton on Linux if possible and.......

Post by j2j » Tue Feb 26, 2008 4:11 pm

why?


I am just curious, cause it looks like apple is going to crapland, and microsoft allready in crapland....


so, we are left with Linux. so, would you do it? or would you be apprehensvei on the stability front?

Do you think more vst, and au synths are coming?

How does linux handle audio anyways, does anybody know?


oh, I guess the question is: Are their any linux fans here with on on the Abe's forum, and what can you tell to us curious folk, about the least used major os on earth?
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Post by Moody » Tue Feb 26, 2008 4:15 pm

I think a Linux hack with Live as the exclusive GUI with a certified hardware list would be the the way to go. This is a proven success model that we can look at from companies like VMware.
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Post by dave dominey » Tue Feb 26, 2008 4:32 pm

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Post by condra » Tue Feb 26, 2008 4:45 pm

would you use Ableton on Linux if possible
Yes, if it was as stable etc as on OSX
and why?
Cos I could get a real powerfull computer for cheap, without having to use Windows.

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Post by briandervish » Tue Feb 26, 2008 6:30 pm

YES!!

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Post by doc holiday » Tue Feb 26, 2008 7:08 pm

a definite maybe from me.

linux is what it is.. it mostly just works


with a dedicated music distro, then yes for sure.

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Post by condra » Tue Feb 26, 2008 7:14 pm

anyway its never gonna happen

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Post by Khazul » Tue Feb 26, 2008 8:03 pm

Erm... no...

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Post by Tone Deft » Tue Feb 26, 2008 8:43 pm

XP - works on my machine.

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Post by blank » Tue Feb 26, 2008 9:08 pm

Tone Deft wrote:XP - works on my machine.
me too, no probs since years. It's stable, live's running fine and once i'm in fullscreen mode I really don't give a f*** about what's under.

A linux port could be great but not essential imo. I use some linux distro at work and it's pretty stable and all but I think live needs other improvements than a Linux port.

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Post by Martyn » Tue Feb 26, 2008 9:11 pm

Hell yes, the only thing I need Windows for is running Live and some vsts, I already do everything else i need a computer for using Linux. In fact I'd gladly buy the whole suite all over again if they did port it.

I've had no problems using XP either but it does feel like the end of the road for it these days. I recon I'll get a year or so out of it yet, but it's already looking really old and clunky compared with just a bog standard Ubuntu install, that's going to be a LOT worse after a year at Linux's current rate of development.

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Post by elemental » Tue Feb 26, 2008 9:26 pm

Without question

If it was possible and stable, I'd be there. I'd even be up for helping out to get it going if I could.

I think VST's can run under linux no?

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Post by mdk » Tue Feb 26, 2008 9:57 pm

Martyn wrote:Hell yes, the only thing I need Windows for is running Live and some vsts, I already do everything else i need a computer for using Linux.
me too.

although a big problem for me is that there arent linux drivers for the MOTU 828 MkII (well, i've read that there are in some special build of freebob, which has now become ffado, but i've not tried jumping through those hoops yet..)

I think its still a bit of a circular situation, hardware manufacturers arent bothered about linux drivers because there isnt a lot of software, software developers dont bother because they dont think there is the market and the market doesnt appear to exist because there is nothing to buy so most users cant move even if they would like to.

at least some companies are trying with linux versions (energyXT and renoise for example)
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Post by adventurepants_ » Tue Feb 26, 2008 11:31 pm

Martyn wrote:Hell yes, the only thing I need Windows for is running Live and some vsts, I already do everything else i need a computer for using Linux. In fact I'd gladly buy the whole suite all over again if they did port it.

I've had no problems using XP either but it does feel like the end of the road for it these days. I recon I'll get a year or so out of it yet, but it's already looking really old and clunky compared with just a bog standard Ubuntu install, that's going to be a LOT worse after a year at Linux's current rate of development.
serious? i run ubuntu and xp on the same box, and even with all the eye candy, gnome is not as fast or as slick as windows. though i do turn a lot of the xp eye candy off to run it as fast as possible.

despite the constant "is this the year for linux" blurbs in the computer mags, its a loooooonnnnnnnggggggg way from becoming a mainstream desktop. you want it to become mainstream? you get publishers to release games for it. they dont release games for it because theres simply no paying market for it.

im not talking about hacks with Wine, its simply masochistic to spend hours getting a game running on Linux using windows drivers, when you could just play it on windows.

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Post by Martyn » Tue Feb 26, 2008 11:53 pm

adventurepants_ wrote: serious?
Yes.

Maybe not for music and some other specialist apps, Adobe for instance, but for general computing tasks? Definitely yes.

There's not going to be a "year for Linux" this ones a slow burner :wink:

I've been a happy XP user for many years so I'm not going to sit here dissing it but Linux is evolving in a good way at quite a pace and I think that's a good thing.

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