[linux-audio-user] Fedora 6 x86_64 short report

lanas lanas at securenet.net
Sat Jan 13 22:40:14 EST 2007


On Sat, 13 Jan 2007 22:11:50 +0100
"Arnold Krille" <arnold.krille at gmail.com> hat geschreibt:

> 2007/1/13, lanas <lanas at securenet.net>:
> >   Here are my results/impressions after trying Fedora 6.
> >   Here's the machine
> >     AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4600+
> <bla>
> 
> Well, congrats!
> 
> But: Why is it such a surprise to have these things going on a
> (mostly) uncustomized installation?

This is because I used to run CCRMA (32 bits) before and it needed
another kernel than the one given with Fedora 5.  Well, since many
years I hear about the need to have real-time specs to run audio apps.

Same with window managers: a lean one is better than KDE for audio
applications.

Well, today I used the fancy Beryl with KDE and I had the water effect
(shift F9) running all the time and rotating the cube while Seq24 was
playing lots of notes using Zyn and qsynth and Hydrogen.

It means that it is now possible to have fancy 3D desktop
managers/effects while still doing audio work and that, without having
a patched, specially installed kernel.  The days of running Window
Maker with a highly patched kernel are over.  And with the price of 64
bits machines going down, it'll just get better.

So you see, this is were the surprise comes from. 

It could very well be that Windows does 10 times more than that, but
I'm very proud of running such a performant, free, open source, Linux
system.

Now, if only I could make interesting music ! ;-)

Tschüss,
Al


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