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From Windows to Linux: a sound decision

Feb 11, 2010, 15:03 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sam Varghese)

[ Thanks to Sam Varghese for this link. ]

"Five years ago, when Geoff Beasley decided to move his sound studio business from a Windows-based one to a Linux-based setup, he had one simple bit of logic driving him: things could not be worse under Linux.

"Indeed, Beasley, who has been playing around with Linux since 1997, had reason to believe that they would be much better. Today his expectations have been more than realised; Laughing Boy Records, his little studio in Preston, a suburb of Melbourne, is an all-Linux shop.

"He lists himself as a producer, composer, arranger and performer and in times when the number of gigs that a small musician is involved in has fallen from about 20 down to a couple a year, he has to do all of these tasks to keep going."

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