Relatively new to Linux, and new to lq.org.
Have a year-old Ubuntu boot CD -- it comes in handy to check things when Windoze XP goes awry.
I have 4 primary uses for a computer --
1) correspondence -- email (t'bird)
2) internet research - firefox
3) music recording & editing - currently Audacity, but I could use something a bit more controlled
4) photo editing (I've used Lightroom & Bibble - each have their strengths -- key is to be able to handle the Pentax K2000D RAW format)
Most any distro will allow me to do 1 & 2 - might any particular distro be the darling du jour as far as 3 or 4?
And might anyone have any recommended apps for 3 or 4?