xamido wrote:Freedom? Last time i check i have freedom to choose whatever plugin i want in windows, from freeware to paidware. If i move to linux i'll be shackled by less competent tools.
And i respect devs decision to keep their code closed. They spent time, energy and money to create their product. If they choose to keep their product closed source, i totally understand it.
And too much emphasis on corporate and capitalism, a lot of audio dev are smaller business that have excellent programming skill, like U-He, Cytomic, ValhallaDSP, Tone2, Camel Audio, etc. You think these people sit on their 20 story office laughing at the obscene amount of money they made and how dumb we are to fall for capitalism.
Linux guy don't understand that not all paid software is the result of capitalism machine. These people i mention can make more money if they become programmer for other big IT Capitalist company, but because of their passion they chose Audio. That's why i reward their effort with money.
You're making as if there's only big company like NI and Waves in audio.
This is an audio forum, don't bring Gates and Jobs here. Their OS have also become more affordable recently. Even Maverick is a free update.
And how is open source a feature for musician? FOR musician, not programmer.
And last, i have only one challenge. Show me the best music that you've ever heard that's made completely in Linux so that all of us here can see the result of all these Linux is holier than thou post.
(Don't go answer with taste is relative, you can show me what you think is the best according to your taste right?)
It sounds to me like you're very happy with Windows, so I suggest that you stick with it.
As for audio, egotistically speaking, I like my own music best. But that's because I have ideas that no one else can understand anyways. Sometimes I don't even understand my own musical ideas. You can see my music in my signature. It's mostly unfinished demo stuff.
There's also a music page at linuxmusiciansdotcom, here: http://linuxmusicians.com/viewforum.php?f=9