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Re: [linrad] Which Linux?
I chose SUSE Linux 9.0 Pro, early this year because:
it is available by mail order and some local stores like Best Buy
Parent company is NOVELL and I expect continuity of the product for
a long time
Many modern OS capabilities beyond what LINRAD uses
SUSE 9.0 Pro loaded on a new modern INTEL mb/cpu with out any problems
Getting LINRAD to work was a learning experience best shared with a
very knowledgeable friend
SUSE has a major version change 2 times a year, but you can stay
forever with the initial version you get
"The juice IS worth the squeeze"
SUSE has a reflector for users, volumous, but there are some nuggets
of gold among their postings
Hardware in available to complement the full LINRAD software
LINRAD/LINUX is an excellent learning experience about digital
signal processing techniques
not just the state of the art, but the "bleeding edge" of ham
every version of LINUX has a steep learning curve and numerous
Pick one version and stick with it, it is easier for me to learn
one, than many versions/flavors
locate multiple LINUX experts to pick their brains on these
Possibly a LINUX users group is in your area can help, look around.
Many system applications can use LINRAD, VLF diversity reception,
EME with polarization diversity
terrestrial very weak signal work, panoramic display for contest
QSO (signal) acquisition.
Future integrated platform with WSJT capabilities, maybe even
LINRAD/LINUX is not for everyone.
For full LINRAD capability, you will need an additional PCI sound card
like the DELTA 44
for 4 channels of ins and outs at up to 96K sampling, and LINUX drives
like OSS or ALSA.
Stan, Wa1ECF FN41sr Cape Cod, MA
>Good morning all,
> I think I can use some of your knowledge about Linux, in the Linrad perspective.
>I am not a computer illiterate, on the contrary, but my experience about Linux is near to zero, being mainly a Windows user and programmer.