I didn't mean to be cold, but he knew, he was being blasphemous when he started this thread.
And I'm one for starting truth when I see it.
His excuse for not staying with a Superior OS, is just that, An Excuse, because....
Main reason being my sound card has no Linux drivers, and I do a lot of audio production.
... It would be much cheaper in the long run, to purchase a sound card that does have Linux drivers, than to continue to pay MicroSoft Tax. The reason his sound card doesn't have a Linux driver is because the manufacturer of said sound card has a marriage contract with the Giant, and they aren't allowed to let Linux under the covers. Other wise there would be a driver. So not only is he supporting MS, he's also supporting that closed minded mentality of hardware manufactures
It's not because Linux isn't ready for Him, It's because he isn't ready for Linux. It's as simple as that. I know because I was there, in his shoes not to long ago. And did what he's doing until I got tired of being stepped on. And my Dad is in his shoes today. He does Video Editing, and gives me the same excesses.
My Dad spent the last two years learning to improve his video production, using MS. Now he wants Linux to just give him credit for that and carry him right on. He also bought a new fast machine last year, without any investigation whether or not the manufacturer played nice with Linux, Which it don't! All a long, every time we talked I'd remind him of the dead end street he was on.
Keep in mind he has been dabbling in Linux for 4 years now. So he knew what he was doing, investing in hardware without checking, and investing time in learning software he knew wouldn't run on Linux.
Now he wishes he'd done it different. So a little bit of Cold Love doesn't hurt.
I had a HP Laptop, which died about 6 monthes ago, Before I bought a new one I investigated, and purchased an IBM, Now I could have gotten a faster machine for the same money, but it wouldn't have worked as flawlessly with Linux as my IBM.
Unless the gent above is using a laptop, sound cards are cheap! Back when I started playing with Linux, I was still using a dialup connection, and we didn't have ndiswrappers. None of my modems would work. And I did exactly as he did, until I got smart and purchased a control based modem. Now mind you, control based modems are harder to find than a good Linux Sound Card.