Re: Linux box for music teaching?

Subject: Re: Linux box for music teaching?
From: njcross (
Date: Wed Sep 15 2004 - 15:07:27 EDT

For Linux music I'd urge you to look at Planet CCRMA. Probably the
most complete (I think there's only one other) Linux distro for
serious music use.

At 7:02 PM +0100 9/15/04, J. Simon van der Walt wrote:

>We've got a kind of 'spare' computer at the college where I teach, and we're
>quite interested in the idea of turning it into a Linux box running various
>bits of open-source 'ware. It's a brand-new IMB pizza-box style ThinkCentre
>S Series, not sure of the spec, but I think it's a P4, 512Mb, 40Gb. I've
>ordered a M-Audio Delta Audiophile 2496 card for it. Couple of questions;
>* Can I run that card under Linux or did I oops?
>* What is a good distro to go for? The Linux guy at our college seems to
>favour SUSE - ok for music? Off the top of my head, main stuff we might try
>running would be blue, pd, Audacity, Cecilia, Rosegarden, and whatever that
>scoring package is, can't remember the name... open to other suggestions...
>* What about Agnula?
>* How big a disk to we need to install Linux? And dual boot XP? We won't be
>recording to the internal disk, but across the network to a server...
>* ... and will that work under Linux? Win server, so do we talk to it via
>smb? In which case I guess that won't work, because smb from my mac to the
>same server is dead slow
>* I know this isn't really a LInux list; any lists or newsgroups I should
>also try?
>J. Simon van der Walt --- Composer
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