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Old 11-29-2011, 02:07 AM   #1
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Talking Sound inspired distro?

Hi guys!

I have a friend who basically posted a thought regarding the difficulties of executing some composition software on Linux and he thought on writing a Linux Distro specifically tuned for sound-related composition.

His issue was specifically related to Wine's random flaws in executing certain pieces of musical composition software, such as Sibelius!

Any thoughts or comments?

I ran into:

But what about any other hints?!?

Thanks in advanced folks!
Old 11-29-2011, 02:21 AM   #2
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Running Sib under linux/WINE, or other windows software, its not suprising that there are problems.

Better to use linux native software.

There is linux native score software, see here-
Old 12-25-2011, 05:29 AM   #3
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specialized music distro

You might want to try musix (, which is a knoppix-based audio-oriented (?) distro, endorsed by GNU. I've never used it, but its supposed to be good. It should have some packages for composition software.
Audacity is pretty good for multi-track audio editing and it's native to linux, but you can only edit the actual sound waves.
hope this helps
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Old 12-27-2011, 08:16 AM   #4
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Do a full install of Slackware-13.37, then surf over to and learn how to build a custom media system.
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Old 02-12-2012, 03:23 AM   #5
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Hey guys, sorry the long time on replying to this!

I showed the thread to my friend and he really found the suggestions interesting, and off course, so did I!

I will label it as solved!


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