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The reasons why Linux will never go above 2.something% of computer users.



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Ihad to look up reference to DAW -- Digital Audio Workstation
Why spend hundreds when some are free?

Pass it on -- I could use a copy of the last season of breakiing bad, jesse LOL
Now adays, there is no reason to, unless you have a particular love for a certain kind of proprietary software. I like fruity loops because of the way their piano roll is structured (i've used free versions), but at this point i'm much more interested in linux mastery than I am quick routes of making good music: you don't even need computers to make good music, just pick up an instrument. I've been making music for almost 20 years now. Linux much better serves my philosophical and creative desires. As others have pointed out, Audacity by itself is really powerful and functional, i used it to edit some old music i made a long time ago. OP says open source is a joke, but i don't that is valid unless you say software is a joke, which is often the case ;)
 

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@CrazedNerd

Give Ardour a try, or LMMS. I installed Ardour on my machine but didn't have time to go through settings yet, but as I know, it is a great application.
I am currently using Cubase and Magix, so I still have to use windows installed on a separate hard drive.
Check this out too.


A distro for musicians
 

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" . . . at this point i'm much more interested in linux mastery than I am quick routes of making good music: . . ."

@CrazedNerd -- it looks to me like @captain-sensible came up with one way to further both purposes, if you want
 

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" . . . at this point i'm much more interested in linux mastery than I am quick routes of making good music: . . ."

@CrazedNerd -- it looks to me like @captain-sensible came up with one way to further both purposes, if you want
Well, what is it? My current plan is reformat windows to further diagnose my steinburg problem, then just get another interface and replace windows with AVlinux, I've actually completely lost interest in proprietary daws because there's a ton of open source stuff available, and I've had fun with Linux over the past 5 months...I've run out of most of my desire to keep using windows
 

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I say to every argument of thisisjay: Right!
Posters stay on topic! It's about desktops for end users!

Many replies use the old canard: but Raspberrys, supercomputers, ....
(Deleted by Admin) It doesn't help a Tesla driver that SpaceX flies to Mars.

I've been sitting in front of a Linux desktop for a year and see everything confirmed.
My 12 year old laptop is back to Windows 10 because I need it for banking and tax software. An attempt with Virtualbox on the desktop failed because it took too much RAM.
Or: copy does not work - no error message. Oh, the target drive is root. Linux is not for idiots who don't know these things in their sleep.

Now I am a pensioner, I have the time to play around with Linux. But in former times I could not afford this hobby.
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And Linux here in Germany? In a country that needs 12 years to build 1 km of streetcar line?

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@nochDau - watch your language please.

It doesn't help a Tesla driver that SpaceX flies to Mars.

Maybe not, but it does help BMW drivers, now using Linux for the software in their automobiles.

One of their software engineers is one of our Members.

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Given this Thread does not constitute a support question, I am moving it to Off Topic.

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WIZARD'S RECOMMENDED READING

This one is about the Pi's up at the space station

https://www.zdnet.com/article/raspb...went-live-on-the-international-space-station/


These three are about Linux being on all 500 of the world's top super computers.

https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2017/11/linux-now-powers-100-worlds-top-500-supercomputers

and

https://www.stackscale.com/blog/most-powerful-supercomputers-linux/

and

https://itsfoss.com/linux-runs-top-supercomputers/


This one on banking vis-a-vis ATM fleet, goes back to 2008

https://www.atmmarketplace.com/articles/brazilian-banks-look-to-linux-for-atms/


On Business - this one I found interesting but it is a long read. It was published January this year, based on 2020 figures estimating the Linux global market at USD $4.57 billion in 2020 and forecast to more than triple by 2028 with USD $18.78 billion.

https://www.fortunebusinessinsights.com/linux-operating-system-market-103037


I have a little more on the issues in this Thread on my tomorrow, but for now this Wizard has to fly :)

Cheers
 

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Only 1 state of Germany I think
I'm from germany, from memory it went like this: The state of Bavaria switched to a self-made Linux distribution somewhere in the 2000s I think. There were problems with usability, compatibility and training with the open-source software but it seemed to work. Then MS built their new germany central in bavaria and after that the open source project was dropped. Officials said because of incompatibility, does not run MS office and all this bs.

NOW: With the new elected government in 2021 there is one collum in the coalition-agreement to switch to open source software in ALL of germany (bavaria already stated it won't participate) but I think nothing happened as of now. The plan is to use and develop oss in public administration.
 

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Rather, when choosing which operating systems you're going to use, it's better not to make it too tribalistic. Microsoft vs. linux might start to look the same as emacs vs. vim, backstreet boys vs. nsync, nacho cheese vs. nutella, great for silly humor but not much else. Rather, software is better looked at in terms of simply what you want or use value. If you are the cutting edge, max system requirement steam gamer, or some employer who wants their employees not to care about how exactly the computers work in the office, you'll probably go with windows. The last thing i will say in support of linux is that it has usurped windows in terms of being the thing that "just works" in many regards within a pretty short period of time. In terms desktop and laptop distros, it will stay a "dweebo nerds only" type of thing to an extent, which is not something i feel any desire to change or criticize.
 

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WIZARD'S RECOMMENDED READING

This one is about the Pi's up at the space station

https://www.zdnet.com/article/raspb...went-live-on-the-international-space-station/


These three are about Linux being on all 500 of the world's top super computers.

https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2017/11/linux-now-powers-100-worlds-top-500-supercomputers

and

https://www.stackscale.com/blog/most-powerful-supercomputers-linux/

and

https://itsfoss.com/linux-runs-top-supercomputers/


This one on banking vis-a-vis ATM fleet, goes back to 2008

https://www.atmmarketplace.com/articles/brazilian-banks-look-to-linux-for-atms/


On Business - this one I found interesting but it is a long read. It was published January this year, based on 2020 figures estimating the Linux global market at USD $4.57 billion in 2020 and forecast to more than triple by 2028 with USD $18.78 billion.

https://www.fortunebusinessinsights.com/linux-operating-system-market-103037


I have a little more on the issues in this Thread on my tomorrow, but for now this Wizard has to fly :)

Cheers
I'll add one more link to your selection.
An older read however still right on imo.

 

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I'll add one more link to your selection.
An older read however still right on imo.

That article pretty much sums up the difference in philosophy...i will say, however, that you don't "have to" obey traffic laws ;) Just because i'm so familiar with the area i live in, i run red lights all the time when i don't see any cops around and there's very little or no traffic.
 

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Yeah I'll usually toss that to those who want to complain or compare the differences of the my dogs better than your dog syndrome.
 

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You sound like LinusTechTips who who only tried to jump from Windows to Linux in a month, you can't just expect Linux to work like Windows and there to be no learning experience when going from one os to another. It took me 1-2 years to learn to actually understand Linux when it was a new for me, after I learned enough to understand I didn't run into much else, gaming was a pain back in tot 2010 but that has been mostly solved now. In short this post wasted your time and the time of everyone who responded including me because Linux just works for most of the people here. Finally use what works for you and if that is Windows, join a Windows forum.
I been using Linux for 8 years or so and I'm still learning new things.
 

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I been using Linux for 8 years or so and I'm still learning new things.
I have been using it for a lot longer than that, and like most of us here, I also am still learning
 

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I suspect that I'd pick a new OS if I somehow (literally) knew everything there was to know about Linux. At that point, I'd probably start getting bored and looking elsewhere for my OS choice. While similar, I'd probably do the BSD thing for a while.

However... I am 100% certain that I will never know everything there is to know about Linux.
 

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I suspect that I'd pick a new OS if I somehow (literally) knew everything there was to know about Linux.
Just name your computer "Everything", that way you can say "I know everything".
 
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