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PC_load_letter
October 5th, 2011, 05:00 PM
I had this "Does it really run on Linux?" moment when I heard about the new Keyboard workstation by Korg, called the "Kronos" (http://www.korg.com/kronos).
This thing is a monster, and a groundbreaking product in many aspects IMHO. It actually runs on an Intel (dual?) Atom processor (really?!) with a Linux OS.

Given that the current state of Audio and Music production software in the Linux world is nowhere near Windows or OSX, and you always have to wrestle w/ Jack, use non-standard tools and the extreme lack of support from developers in this field, seeing the Kronos running on Linux was a shock to me. It's not the first time Korg does this (they started it with the OASYS) but the Kronos has the potential of becoming a very popular workstation.

I just hope that the Audio and Music production on Linux matures to this level. At least now the Linux devs have something to look up to ;)

iiiears
October 5th, 2011, 05:24 PM
http://totl.net/Spud/

!?

sffvba[e0rt
October 5th, 2011, 06:49 PM
http://totl.net/Spud/

!?

:)

I think it is pretty awesome (the Linux Action Show always starts there show with a "Runs Linux" article)...

But then again, it shouldn't surprise anyone all the places Linux can crop up... I mean, look at this (http://www.strangehorizons.com/2004/20040405/badger.shtml)!


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SavageWolf
October 5th, 2011, 07:33 PM
Pretty much every non-dos/mac thing runs on ether GNU/Linux or FreeBSD, doesn't it? Except badgers, they need to be hacked.

dpny
October 5th, 2011, 07:41 PM
Pretty much every non-dos/mac thing runs on ether GNU/Linux or FreeBSD, doesn't it? Except badgers, they need to be hacked.

Even OS X has BSD in it.

el_koraco
October 5th, 2011, 07:44 PM
Pretty much every non-dos/mac thing runs on ether GNU/Linux or FreeBSD, doesn't it? Except badgers, they need to be hacked.

Vdu ftw!

SavageWolf
October 5th, 2011, 07:59 PM
Vdu doesn't have native python support though, you need dedicated hardware to run it...

I'm sorry, someone had to do it.

PC_load_letter
October 5th, 2011, 11:37 PM
Pretty much every non-dos/mac thing runs on ether GNU/Linux or FreeBSD, doesn't it? Except badgers, they need to be hacked.

Sure, but I couldn't care less (not that impressive to me at least) when I hear that a washing machine runs Linux. But when a top (forget that, a monster) new music production tool is running Linux, it is an eye opener because the majority of the available NATIVE Linux software (FOSS or payware) for music production is still like 5~10 years behind their Windows and OSX counterparts.

CharlesA
October 6th, 2011, 01:21 AM
The Snap Server we have at work runs some version of *nix, but I think it's probably highly specialized/proprietary.

hansdown
October 6th, 2011, 01:50 AM
Thanks,PC_load_letter.

If you go to your link, click


hear kronos

They have some pretty nice .wav files you can download.