Subject: Re: [linux-audio-user] Anyone heard rumors about ProTools??
From: Tracey Hytry (shakti_AT_bayarea.net)
Date: Wed Jun 26 2002 - 00:05:15 EEST
I don't see this as a bad thing if this happened.
Now that the linux kernel is starting show signs of stable low latency, and the alsa project is starting to mature; pro tools on linux could look like a very good option to the commercial software developers(if porting doesn't cost too much). I think that this would most likely be aimed at studios or people that have the money to purchase, upgrade, and buy more add-ons of the software.
Yes, it would be harder for the average person to setup and administer the system, but it would give the commercials a platform that would really work for serious music editing. Being able to move a familiar user interface that has a loyal following to a more stable platform would be a plus for many.
I think that it could be great for competition, having people using these overpriced pieces of software on linux. We would get a much better chance of having people also try out the open source projects that way, and maybe some of the recording folks would even take the time to read about the open audio projects too. Getting more people to see past the windoze/overpriced software problem could be very helpful to everyone. Less hype and more value could be good.
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