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Chapter 4. Planet CCRMA at Home

4.1. About Planet CCRMA at Home
4.2. Deciding Whether to Use Planet CCRMA at Home
4.2.1. Exclusive Software
4.2.2. Security and Stability
4.2.3. A Possible "Best Practices" Solution
4.3. Using Software from Planet CCRMA at Home
4.3.1. Installing the Planet CCRMA at Home Repositories
4.3.2. Set Repository Priorities
4.3.3. Prevent a Package from Being Updated

4.1. About Planet CCRMA at Home

As stated on the project's home page, it is the goal of Planet CCRMA at Home to provide packages which will transform a Fedora Linux-based computer into an audio workstation. What this means is that, while the Fedora Project does an excellent job of providing a general-purpose operating system, a general purpose operating system is insufficient for audio work of the highest quality. The contributors to Planet CCRMA at Home provide software packages which can tune your system specifically for audio work.
Users of GNU Solfege and LilyPond should not concern themselves with Planet CCRMA at Home, unless they also user other audio software. Neither Solfege nor LilyPond would benefit from a computer optimzed for audio production.
CCRMA stands for "Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics," which is the name of an academic research initiative and music computing facility at Stanford University, located in Stanford, California. Its initiatives help scholars to understand the effects and possibilities of computers and technology in various musical contexts. They offer academic courses, hold workshops and concerts, and try to incorporate the work of many highly-specialized fields.
The Planet CCRMA at Home website suggests that they provide most of the software used on the computers in CCRMA's computing facilities. Much of this software is highly advanced and complex, and not intended for everyday use. More adventurous users are encouraged to explore Planet CCRMA's website, and investigate the software for themselves.