Given Microchip/Atmel are moving everything to Visual Studio I think we can say no Linux box is going to be optimal, not just the Pi. You probably can make it work but sometimes a PC is the best solution. Trying to be Windows-only, MacOS-only or Linux-only nowadays is just being silly and/or dogmatic - each of the them is best at something so you really should have all three if you do a wide range of activities on your computers.emma1997 wrote: ↑Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:24 pmYou wouldn't happen to have experience with programming Atmel AVR under latest OS? This is one of the last barriers to my use as 'primary' PC. I had it working on a PC with USBASP but not on Pi and a couple different tutorials using GPIO w/o success either.
Whoever said audio on Linux is a bit of a mess is a gross understatement. I did get things working with ALSA and even edited the ALSA code to reduce the appalling latency, but eventually just wrote my own audio routines in C to do everything with just a couple of samples delay on an isolated core.
Finally I'm afraid that web-browsing on the Pi4 is nowhere near the quality of a PC. Chromium freezes or even crashes if you open too many screens, the mouse is often jerky and slow, and the dual monitor feature isn't as clean as on a PC.
That said it's a great small computer with a different use-case. I've got a massively polyphonic audio synthesiser running in real time on three of the four cores, something a PC would struggle to do without the odd pause. Though I did have to add an external STMH7 MCU to handle SPDIF and studio master clock.