More Linux Music Options

If neither Mac nor Windows work for you, there is a third option – Linux. Now less daunting than ever before, the various flavours of Linux still provide the ultimate in workstation customisation (if you want to dig in deep) but are now much more easy to install and use…

Linux Flavours

There are plenty of different distributions of Linux out there (called distros), and if you don’t like one, you can easily test another – particularly if it supports Live CD. Basically, a live CD distro allows you to run it from a disc, so that you can try it out without actually installing it.

Popular flavours of Linux that I can personally vouch for include Ubuntu and Mint. However, if you want to use your machine for audio production, you might want to check out Ubuntu Studio.

Open Source Fun

One of the great things about Linux is that pretty much every task you might want to accomplish has an open source program to do it: GIMP for photo editing, Kino for editing, Ardour for audio production, and so on.

Here are a few other Linux-based music production programs that you can try:


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