Trying to decide on 64studio

  • dglkn
Posted: Tue, 04/01/2008 - 16:13
Hi. I'm trying to decide if I would really want to fully replace Ubuntu with 64studio. Basically - what can I do on Ubuntu that I can't do on 64studio? I don't really do much - web-browsing of course (flash and java support a must), email, video and dvd editing/authoring, dvd backups (dvd9 to dvd5), image editing (right now I use GIMP).

64studio is better in terms

  • zettberlin
  • 02/01/08
  • Wed, 04/02/2008 - 10:45
64studio is better in terms of stability and performance. I also have the case here, that my Firewire-interface (Presonus FB) runs perfectly stable with 64S and crashes frequently with Ubuntu Studio. The big BUT: the development-environment of Ubuntu Studio is much better and consistent compared to the devel-packages one can use in 64Studio. In Ubuntu the SVN-branch of Qtractor builds and works like a charm, in 64Studio stupid dependency-issues prevent the installation of the needed qt4-devel packages. If you want to build Rosegarden from SVN, you need to uninstall XFCE first (most stupid dep-issue I ever have seen since switching from Suse 9.3...). So if it is vital for you to build QT-apps from source, you´ll be better off using Ubuntu Studio....

I think Ubuntu is closer to

  • ehma
  • 08/21/07
  • Tue, 04/01/2008 - 21:18
I think Ubuntu is closer to sid than etch and it means that glib is newer so you may not use gimp 2.4, cinerela, ... with 64Studio. But Linux sampler seem to works better on 64Studio than Ubunto 7.04 (i've not try 7.10)

What can you do...

  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Tue, 04/01/2008 - 16:20
All of the above, and more. Ubuntu is built on Debian, and 64studio is Debian.