I keep getting cold feet about changing to Linux. I was looking at :shock: ReactOS. Then I fell for the “Bananna in the tail pipe” when I watched a Solaris 10 presentation. The features they boast about are numerous. One thing that is not numerous with any of those OSes are … Software. I can see it now:
-dukytyme starts Solaris 10 install process
-installation is almost complete, duky smiles…but then…
-remembers that he DON’T remember where he put those XP Home Edition disks…but oh well, Solaris boasted enough
-ta da, everything looks all cool, clean, fresh, fast and new…yay
-then, duky realizes that his computer is “abnormally” fast because…
He Aint got no software[insert cricket sounds here] :shock:
I have a GNX4 processor that comes with software for…PC and Mac, but not Solaris, or Linux. ReactOS gives me the feeling that they are only going to support 1 or 2 MS applications a year(kidding, kinda).
Is anyone here actually using Solaris and having success with running Blender on it. I think Blender runs on anything. I dunno, just having Blender, OOo, NVU, and the other Open Source lot would be cool enough almost, but Audacity is cool except the latency makes me want to…well, if I wasn’t already bald, I’d pull my hair out again. I am not using an ASIO, I am using USB-midi. If I was going to use ASIO, I have access to a Delta 10 10 and a Behringer I/O. Those seem to support PC/Linux, but…[more crickets here] no Solaris.
I think once I finally wipe Windows off my hard drive, I will start checking out the next OS. I think it will be Solaris if when I call Digitech and ask them if they have a Solaris version of the GNX4 and ProTracks/X-Edit suite. Then it’s all she wrote… Blender and my Guitar is all I need…Well, Water, Blender and my Guitar…Uh, well, bread, water, Blender, guitar…yeah, that’s it.