Gaijin Punch wrote:Things aren't nearly as peachy in the audio world I've found though. Most professional loooking thing is Audacity which is good for some stuff (although I have codec issues on my box sometimes). Music production like Reason, Live, Cubase... I don't think we're going to see a Linux solution for such things for years (if ever).
Have you checked out LMMS? Due to it being oss, it does have odd interface discrepancies and some crash bugs... but I played around with it and started making some tracks and found I can make just as professional stuff with it as I can in cubase. If you take LMMS and then start finding other freely available VST's... you can do a lot with it. Obviously pro-grade paid software is going to be better, but if all I had was LMMS, I could definatly make it work.
Gaijin Punch wrote:I'll check on Inkscape & Blender. Are either Illustrator alternatives?
Inkscape is a direct replacement for Illustrator. I hate Illustrator because its application layout is like photoshop which makes ZERO sense for a vector graphics application. I have always preferred CorelDRAW to illustrator, and Inkscapes interface is very much like DRAW's. Put it this way... at work, I use Inkscape as a complete replacement for Illustrator.
Blender is for 3D, and I would consider it a direct competator to 3D Studio Max or Maya. Here is just an example of how professional you can make something:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUY-GO_FjJM
I personally hate stuff like this, but, it does show how far you can push the software.
Greatsaintlouis wrote:EDIT: Goddammit, the Wikipedia article on Slackware mentions that its package management system doesn't keep track of dependencies, which is complete bullshit in this day and age...
As it states in the slackbook
"Dependency management is left up to the sysadmin, and that's the way we like it."
So there is actual intent with this, rather than lazyness.
This just gets back into the whole thing about giving the admin complete control over the OS. There are actually situations where dependency checking can be a problem, and a whole bunch of stuff gets installed to the OS that is unecessary.
Slackware is a hardcore linux OS. Its either for existing hardcore linux users, or those that are looking to start understanding Linux at a finite level. This is where I am at right now. I am not an experienced Linux user, but due to the direction Windows/Mac are going, and also where Ubuntu is headed (recently dropped X.org for Wayland)... I am sick and tired of the OS environment being stripped of any complexity to appease the ignorant masses.