AstralExistence wrote:being held at gunpoint. but to be fair, linux doesn't have anything going for it in the daw world. even linux faces competition from other linux distros wtf kind of shit is that? its like me trying to pick up a women at a bar when all the male competition are clones of myself. im not going to get anywhere.
if shuttleworth wants to create a worthy contender to osx then they need to get their linux shit together. how well do you think microsoft or apple would do if they faced direct competition from themselves and their user base. exactly. they lack the funding, and they lack organization. the moment they can all distros, and just focus on linux as as a single os that will be the day they succeed as apple did. which will be never.
and in terms of android, google is not taken it seriously when it comes to daw audio latency because, they don't care and developers like singlecell/caustic are small little fish. that said, its said but the developer of caustic himself doesn't see a future from his incredible reason destroying/replacing daw. its sad, because caustic is baddass. but if the developer doesn't take it seriously then neither do i. on linux/android theirs audiotool buts its not downloadable and again, the developers refuse to port audio tool so it has no future and will always be a toy. adapt or die.
Being held at gunpoint!
You'd need to do that to get me to use Windows outside of work so I can relate to that sentiment!
The 'too many distros' argument is very tired and invalid. Whilst in some ways it would be good if there was just one (or two) versions of Linux that everyone focused on, we all know thats not going to happen and you need to realise this is also one of Linux's strengths. Linux is a classic case of longevity through diversity. Look at Windows. Its essentially got two versions - desktop and server. If you don't like either or they're not doing what you need - tough luck! You either use an older, potentially unsupported version or you are forced to switch OS. Its not like under Linux where we have a range of popular distros (RHEL/Fedora, Debian, Ubuntu, suse, Arch and Gentoo being the main camps these days) and then various desktops on top of those to choose from.
They're not incompatible either. Yes, just like under Windows and OSX you can't run 64-bit binaries on 32-bit but as long as the app you want is compiled for your CPU architecture, it will usually run just fine - regardless of how its packaged. There are many distros but really only two 'platform specific' package formats - .deb and .rpm and tools exist to convert between the two. Then you have tarballs and zips which are distro neutral. Valves Steam has proved commercial apps can be ported to Linux, distributed easily and run on various distros.
As for the range of desktops, they are fundamentally unified and interoperable because they all adhere to the freedesktop.org standards. They all use Qt or GTK which can be made to look like one another if the users wishes.
The only valid complaints I'm hearing are that not all hardware manufacturers are releasing Linux drivers and most software companies aren't supporting Linux - yet. This there is no denying but as Linux steadily improves, this is sure to change.