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...I use this;kevin writes:
> What do you use for Music on Windows?
> If I have a specialized app I need to run I usually go for a Distro just
> for that purpose. It can run off the "live Cd" to test it, so you don't
> spend hours setting up hardware or breaking your current setup.
> After 15 year s of nix I have just one app i run on windoze (can't live
> with it, Can't live without it)
> ie Debian64 Studio
> Or the various Fedora, Ubuntu dostros that just do Multimedia like
> MythTV or http://dynebolic.org/ (love the funky penguin)
> On Fri, 2009-05-29 at 22:55 +0100, jon.davey@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
>> Paul Sutton writes:
>> > Tom Potts wrote:
>> >> its so much easier...
>> >> http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntucat/software-installation-in-linux-is-difficult/
>> >> Tom te tom te tom
>> > Good article. Upgrading ubuntu is nice, and apt-get is excellent, ok
>> > you get the occasional issue but I don't think this is ever that serious.
>> > they do raise a few valid points, regarding upgrading software but for
>> > the most part as long as you can install various updates, I am sure if
>> > some minor issues can be sorted Linux can continue to be a success.
>> > I do agree with is sometimes there is too much choice, and this can
>> > cause issues. e.g sound drivers. But that is something that can be
>> > solved in time.
>> > Paul
>> ...the thing is, I do like Linux. I have Ubuntu on a laptop now but for what
>> I want from a computer I am beginning to feel let down by it. When I began
>> using Linux it was off the beaten track and interesting but there is a
>> program for Windows callled Ableton 'Live' that isn't ported to Linux. I
>> asked about alternatives here and was informed of all of the various music
>> making programs for Ubuntu, of which there are lots! The thing is I went
>> through all of the programs I have installed with Synaptic and 75% of them
>> just didn't work. the other 23% worked but were for the most part useless
>> and the remainder is the 'Audacity' which is a nice open source recorder and
>> editor. Forgive me for saying this but I have had similar experiances with
>> other kinds of software. There seems to be so many projects that are at some
>> stage of development...but not developed, esoteric to the point where only
>> the developer and a handfull of people might ever be able to work out how to
>> use them or usefull and finished programms but that require extensive
>> knoweledge and time to set them up...phew!
>> I would just like to add here that I am a very average ability computer
>> user and probably have more difficulty than most would in understanding and
>> using Linux and that my opinion counts for very little really...but
>> unfortunatly this, at the moment is how I feel about Linux. Sorry to have to
>> do that here. I would be chuffed in fact if anyone can prove me wrong and
>> illuminate some good (Ableton standard) music programs for Ubuntu....
>> Again, apologies....Jon
which is widely used at profesional level in the industry and is a really
easy to use and good sequancer. AFIK there is nothing that comes close for
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