[PlanetCCRMA] should I switch to Fedora Core 4? need opinions...

Jan Depner eviltwin69@cableone.net
Thu Feb 2 13:41:01 2006

On Thu, 2006-02-02 at 11:20 -0500, Joe Hartley wrote:
> On Thu, 2 Feb 2006 17:15:39 +0200
> Kai Krapu <kkrapu@gmail.com> wrote:
> > So to the real issue... for audio work FC3/Planet CCRMA does a great job,
> > but for desktop use can be no match for Ubuntu.
> I've never used Ubuntu, so I don't know why it's superior to FC3 for 
> desktop use, but I can't imagine that you couldn't set up a desktop
> under FC to behave like an Ubuntu installation.
> I'm an oddball when it comes to desktops - I like them lean, and always
> replace the standard Gnome desktop with Fluxbox on my machines.  One of
> the joys of Linux is the ability to change such behavior.  Might this
> be an option for you?

    I have recently switched to FC4/Planet and am very happy with the
system.  I have a C-Port DSP 2000 which is very similar to your EWS88MT
(same chipset and number of ports I believe).  I run KDE for most tasks
but switch to Fluxbox for full recording sessions (8 inputs on my
system).  I've never used Ubuntu but I am pretty happy with the user
experience on FC4.  It is definitely more polished than FC3.

Jan 'Evil Twin' Depner
The Fuzzy Dice

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