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Old 01-01-2008, 11:08 PM
"julien lociuro"
Default Laptop for live performance and recording

Hi all,
I plan to buy a laptop for audio work. My concern is that I don't really know how to be sure that the laptop will be supported by 64Studio.
Ideally I would like to buy*a MacBook or MacBook Pro. Can 64Studio run on these machines? If yes, how well? Would I be able to use an external firewire soundcard properly? I was thinking of the FireWire Edirol FA-66, which is "reported to work" under linux, and is supported under*mac osx.

I see that MacBook has an*Intel GMA X3100 graphic card (with*144 MB SDRAM DDR2) shared (not dedicated) with main memory, while the MacBook Pro has a NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT, which would*be more supported I think.*

In any case, are there recommended laptops (with firewire port) that are fully tested with 64Studio?
I've read somewhere that one of the biggest downsides to Linux on portables, especially Apple portables (assuming the LCD and other peripherals are basically working) is poor support for power management - sometimes dangerously poor. Can anybody tell me if this is still true, and what does this mean?

Thanks so much and happy new year!

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