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Randy Pence:

--- Quote from: Russell Ault on May 13, 2021, 11:11:44 pm ---Is Ubuntu still a decent distro? I was using it a lot up until about a decade ago (when I switched back to vanilla Debian after I got sick of the Ubuntu upgrade process). I think I even still have some small foil Ubuntu case stickers somewhere.

-Russ

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It makes for some headaches, but I like it. I started out with ubuntu with 12.04 or so. Have tried out a few other distros, and even experimented with opensuse, but kept coming back to ubuntu because it is easier to get things working in it. There are so many more ubuntu users, so troubleshooting is more comprehensive, which I unfortunately still need here and there. My personal computer is a 9 year old ivy-bridge 8gb laptop, which runs absolutely fine, although could benefit from a solid state hard drive.

It wasn't until I upgraded to 20.04 that I was able to use open sound meter, as the previous long term support release simply didn't have the all the support packages up to date. I'm not a fan of the between lts release and would like it if ubuntu could be more up to date without bleeding edge instability. My next personal computer purchase might be one of the new mac books, who knows. I don't like windows, but that's what I use for work.

Bob Faulkner:

--- Quote from: Scott Helmke on May 13, 2021, 11:08:01 pm ---Same as you, Ubuntu 20.04.  The only weird thing is that with my Roland Rubix-44 interface inputs 1 and 2 are showing up in Open Sound Meter as 3 and 4.  Otherwise it seems to work fine and give the same results as SMAART.

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Interesting... good to know.


--- Quote from: Russell Ault on May 13, 2021, 11:11:44 pm ---Is Ubuntu still a decent distro? I was using it a lot up until about a decade ago (when I switched back to vanilla Debian after I got sick of the Ubuntu upgrade process). I think I even still have some small foil Ubuntu case stickers somewhere.

-Russ

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As mentioned before, yes it's a very decent distro.  It has come a long way from many years ago.  It's strength is in its GUI, very powerful, great display, multi-desktops, multi-user.  It's an easy replacement for Windows (especially for those who have only used Windows).  Big difference is the level of security with Linux.

I'm a UNIX person (now retired from the industry) and observed RedHat and CentOS to follow many of the industry standards of the *NIX world.  Ubuntu doesn't follow the same standards, but is still a manageable OS (from an engineering perspective).

Many years ago, Meyer had MAPP XT for Linux, which I used religiously, but then (many years ago as well), they stopped producing the software for Linux (it was a sad day).  It's good to see other alternatives for Linux.

Russell Ault:

--- Quote from: Scott Holtzman on May 14, 2021, 12:38:37 am ---{...} With CentOS no longer supported I may be making the Debian swing this year.  The earth may stop rotating if Skyking runs from Redhat (you have to know some of the history of our FreePBX/Asterisk project for that to make sense).

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Come on in, the water's fine. :D I played around with CentOS a bit for hosting some OpenVZ containers; it was just different enough from Debian to be annoying, but I muddled through. There's probably even less of a difference today now that systemd has taken over basically everything. The biggest selling point of Debian for me is the major-version upgrade process (vs. Ubuntu, anyway; never got far enough with CentOS to need to), which typically involves little more than changing one text file and then running the usual software upgrade commands. Then again, all of my machines (virtual or otherwise) are definitely in the "pets" camp, so my opinion might not be as valuable to you.


--- Quote from: Bob Faulkner on May 14, 2021, 10:07:16 am ---{...} Many years ago, Meyer had MAPP XT for Linux, which I used religiously, but then (many years ago as well), they stopped producing the software for Linux (it was a sad day).  It's good to see other alternatives for Linux.

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Isn't MAPP XT just a Java applet with a wrapper? I always assumed that getting the Mac release unpackaged and running on a Linux machine wouldn't be too too difficult (although admittedly I've never tried it; my production laptop runs Windows because of Smaart).

-Russ

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