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DesktopLinux.com: The Mandrake Audio Workstation HowTo

Mar 25, 2003, 04:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Austin Acton)

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"As far as power goes, you can get by with a simple system, but more is almost always better. You will need at least a Pentium processor, 64 MB ram, and a good hard drive to run Mandrake. If you want to do pro-audio recording, I'd suggest at least a Pentium III or Athlon processor, lots of good ram (128 MB minimum), and a big, fast (7200 RPM) hard drive. While SCSI drives are generally more powerful and longer lasting than EIDE drive, the cost pretty much offsets any benefits you'll actually see, so I'd suggest a bigger, faster EIDE drive to an equally priced but smaller SCSI drive.

"For example, I have one system with a Celeron 750, 256 MB PC100 RAM, and a 5000 RPM drive. With it, I can record three or four mono tracks in full duplex, but no more. With my other system, a dual Athlon 1900, 512 MB DDR ram, and a 7200 RPM drive, I can record many stereo tracks in full duplex without artifacts. This should give you a rough idea of what you'll need.

"Most core hardware (video, CD-RW, etc.) is now supported under linux as long as it's not extremely new technology. Printers are about 50% supported, so see this link for details. Modems are fully supported as long as they are hardware modems, not soft-modems. Ask your supplier/manufacturer for info on that..."

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