Open letter to Ableton

Posted by keithcu on Mar 5, 2011 6:19 AM EDT; By Keith Curtis
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The Linux audio stack is mature now. What is needed now is a realization that your customers want Linux support. Note, the WINE support for Ableton Live is getting solid today, but it does have problems. On the latest Ubuntu, it installs and runs, which is a huge step forward, but it has some perf glitches (some things are very slow), and the audio doesn’t work. With Ableton supporting Linux directly, or via Wine, ideally both, these problems could easily and quickly get fixed. A free / GPL Ableton would be very nice, but a paid-for version of Ableton on Linux enables users to run a free OS, which is even better. Not supporting Linux is damaging to the freedom of Ableton’s customers. If everyone “hates” Microsoft, why isn’t their more support for the alternate? Microsoft continues to win because of the lack of vision or laziness of others.

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