Linked by Filippo Pappalardo on Wed 14th Apr 2004 07:36 UTC
Multimedia, AV I wanted to write something about the great progress being carried on linux as OS of choice for a professional Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) since a long time. With the inclusion of the Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA) into the 2.6 kernels, time has come to extend my experiences to all of you.
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Re: Chris Metzler (comment 43)
by Peder on Thu 15th Apr 2004 09:57 UTC

all the apps that will interface with it, like Ardour or Hydrogen or Rosegarden, have to run as root...and it is a security risk

In what sense? You shouldn't be hooked up to internet while recording anyway, and I doubt you'll be running your multi-user production server as an Ardour server. So the only "risk" is something crashing and wiping your hard drive, which is very unlikely.