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Old 10-29-2006, 06:03 AM   #1
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I am 72yrs old so I'm quite slow
My computer is Intel P111 .701Pr 256 Ram XPPro.
I am considering trying Linux but I need help
My main software is Finale 2001 can any body help
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Old 10-29-2006, 07:56 AM   #2
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What sort of help are you after? If you are asking for advice on a distribution to start with, I would suggest Ubuntu as it offers a very easy install and you can be up and running in around 20 minutes.

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Old 10-29-2006, 11:45 AM   #3
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http://www.wellesley.edu/Computing/F...nale_2001.html
If this is what you are talking about then their are many music editing apps for Linux.

http://www.linux.org/apps/
http://kde-apps.org/
http://www4.mplayerhq.hu./homepage/design7/news.html

Here is some linux help
http://rute.2038bug.com/index.html.gz
http://linuxcommand.org/man_pages/
http://tldp.org/

Then hang around here at LQ and ask questions after you have read the manual pages.

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Old 10-29-2006, 07:39 PM   #4
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Thanks for replying I am sorry for being misleading I meant would linux be suitable for finale, I still have a lot to learn about finale so thank you for being so helpful
There seems to so many different types for Linux which would I go for.
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Old 10-29-2006, 08:32 PM   #5
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What is this "Finale" that you are talking about?

You're going to have to try a few distros to see what you like. Linux is Linux but the distros go about things slightly different one to the next. Read about them. You might want to try a live CD. Set your machine to boot from CD then put it in and boot from it.

http://www.efense.com/helix/
http://www.knoppix.com
http://www.slax.org/
http://www.damnsmalllinux.org/

http://www.freesbie.org/
http://www.freebsd.org/

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Old 10-30-2006, 02:57 PM   #6
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Finale 2001 is a notation programme for music weriting
Donald
 
Old 10-30-2006, 03:22 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by XavierP
What sort of help are you after? If you are asking for advice on a distribution to start with, I would suggest Ubuntu as it offers a very easy install and you can be up and running in around 20 minutes.

Welcome to LQ
I will have a try with ubuntu and I will take it from there I don't if I will manage
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