Linked by James Pryor on Thu 25th Mar 2004 19:40 UTC
Multimedia, AV On Saturday March 20, I spent my lazy Saturday morning browsing the web for Linux news. I surfed over to DistroWatch.com & read the latest happenings in regards to Linux distributions. I read a news blurb on latest release of dyne:bolic 1.2. dyne:bolic is self described as a free multimedia studio in a GNU/Linux live CD. I was intrigued by the prospect of playing with a multimedia studio on live CD that won't interfere with my PC's current setup. I downloaded the ISO via Azureus Java bittorrent client. I burned it to CDR using K3B and booted my DAW off the dyne:bolic CD.
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by Stray on Fri 26th Mar 2004 06:58 UTC

it's another think keeping me dual booting instead of only booting Linux.

Same here. I make my living in music, and engineering projects for others as well. I'd love to have some kind of OSS turnkey though. But Linux multimedia, especially Pro Audio, is the one category far behind all others. It's not entirely useless or anything like that, but the functionality of ProTools or Cubase is literally a thousand times superior. This goes without mentioning that _no_ decent audio hardware works on Linux.

When good Linux ProAudio does come, it probably won't be OSS, and won't be cheap, like Soft Image or something, so I see no point really. I'm already paying.

Stick to dual booting, or better yet, get a Mac and enjoy yourself.