Don't take the following personal, it's the usual member introduction talk:
Use a less general topic.
Use paragraphs. It's hard to read a post that is not structured.
Ubuntu is currently my favorite distribution, and I do a lot of audio stuff. I do not recommend Ubuntu over XP for recording. My recommendation would be reaper by cockos as a daw. It runs almost equally well on linux, but not better than on XP, so there is no real reason to switch. You might come to like the modular nature of the linux sound architectures, daws and composition tools.
The only special requirement is the realtime kernel. You can get it via "sudo apt-get install linux-rt".
Or you can get the whole ubuntustudio-audio metapackage (a metapacke depends on various other packages - this one will install ardour, jack, rosegarden...) "sudo apt-get install ubuntustudio-audio" - This will also install the realtime kernel.
Last edited by oskar; 12-31-2007 at 08:13 PM.