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Old 05-23-2006, 02:18 PM   #1
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best linux distro for music notation/audio software?

is there a linux distro. that is considered to be most friendly with music notation or audio (sequencing / editing) software?

stuff like rose garden / lillypond, musescore, note edit,

audacity and ardour

...and for that matter, hardware, as well?

Looking to get a used laptop and desktop in order to use these programs.
Old 05-23-2006, 03:18 PM   #2
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nope, not to my knowledge. I don't see that there is anything they would be particuarly "friendly" about... did you have anythign in mind?
Old 05-23-2006, 03:59 PM   #3
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no, just trying to get the best possible combination of hardware and software for a laptop and/or desktop that i buy used. want to get it right the first time, so i don't have to spend lots of time installing or re-installing. Plus, I want to buy used, so....

there ya go. the classic having and eating pie : min $ , max performance.

i thought there might be a distro that's particularly suited to audio stuff.
Old 05-23-2006, 04:23 PM   #4
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There are some specialty apps, websites, distros, etc. A google as simple as 'music linux' return lots of pretty specific stuff.
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try demudi or fedora core with planet ccrma. Both have a large collection of audio/video apps and a low latency kernel.


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