[linux-audio-dev] Old hat - comparison against windows

Lars Luthman lars.luthman at gmail.com
Tue Jan 30 12:42:09 EST 2007


On Tue, 2007-01-30 at 09:03 -0800, Michael Ost wrote:
> Can anyone suggest ways to compare audio/midi performance between Linux
> and Windows that (1) are relevant to non-technical musicians and (2)
> make Linux compare favorably?
> 
> Not things like "I just don't like Windows" or software feature
> comparisons or the politics of open vs. closed source, but rather things
> like responsiveness to audio interrupts, RAM footprint of the OS and ...?

Any comparison would depend on what Linux you're using. Vanilla code
from kernel.org, binary packages from some distribution, RT-patch or
not? There are hundreds (thousands?) of kernel configuration parameters
that affect the speed and code size.


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