Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 18th Oct 2010 21:54 UTC
Linux Well, it's been a while since we've opened this particular jar (box is not historically accurate) owned by Pandora. Desktop Linux... Yes, that ever elusive readiness of the desktop that is Linux-powered. Some story on ComputerWorld argues that the desktop Linux dream is dead, and apparently, the story is causing some stir on the web. Well, paint me pink and call me a lightbulb, but of course desktop Linux is dead. However - who gives a flying monkey? Linux is being used by more people than ever!
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I'm a music producer and graphic designer, and I use linux everyday. Specifically Dream Studio

Congrats, you belong to the 1% of music producers who uses Linux. Can I use my favorite softsynths (Sylenth1, FM7) under Linux already?

When I pick up a magazine like "Computer Music" or "Future Music" I see lots of reviews of Win/Mac software, but almost none on Linux software. Same goes for art software too.

Of course it is possible to produce music on Linux, but you don't switch to Linux for music production as it does not offer extra advantages (au contraire) to a Win/Mac based system. Most professional plugins (think reverb-effects, or mastering software) are Win/Mac only. ProTools isn't available on Linux either. This makes me wonder, does Linux even has a sound plug-in architecture comparable to Apple's Audio-Units or Steiberg's VST instruments ?

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