[linux-audio-user] best DISTRO?

Mark Knecht markknecht at gmail.com
Sat Nov 20 00:29:31 EST 2004


On Sat, 20 Nov 2004 14:13:04 +0900, chaotic at free.net.nz
<chaotic at free.net.nz> wrote:
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> 
> Any advice appreciated
> 
> peace
> 
> Hamish
> 

Distros are like religion. We all have ours. We don't understand the
others. Hopefully we can coexist peacefully and have some fun
together.

I use PlanetCCRMA (based on FC2) and Gentoo. They are both great for
me. Gentoo has a wonderful library of program available. It has a bit
of a learning curve, but not that bad. The installation scares most
people off. I think the developers rev software too fast, even in the
stable branch, but that's the way it is. It's a religion.

Fedora is a good distro and made much better for music by the Stanford
PlanetCCRMA unit run by Fernando. It's solid and great for music. I
find FC2 a little less intrusive. I sort of forget I'm running and
operating system and just get a little more done using it. That said,
when I want somethign on FC2 that's not music oriented it's much
harder to find and get installed.

I just don't get Debian somehow. I'm missing the gene I guess. It's
probably great also.

Hope this helps,
Mark


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