has (since 2004) released several editions of their software
. The most recent addition to the Ubuntu line is Ubuntu Studio
-- where one can utilize open source software
for all their audio
editing needs. Well, almost all -- I don't believe that Ubuntu Studio works as well as Ableton
Live for looping live tracks on stage, unfortunately. Will be working on that in the future.
In fact, Ubuntu has become SO user-friendly that Dell
is even offering it as an alternative to Windows Vista
! At least, when you buy a computer
from Dell, that is.
The things that Ubuntu does well that other Linux
distributions don't are as follows:
Great graphical user interface
Decent user support
Audio/Video editing (in Studio edition).
Version for kids.
Version for educational
Amazing hardware detection
Of course, it's Linux
. It's not perfect. Problems I've had with it (and several other friends of mine) are minimal, but can get tedious.. for instance, external (plug-in) wireless cards
are a little tricky to get configured. Also, when mounting
an NTFS hard drive
, it doesn't want to stick, so you have to mount
it every single time you boot up. ALSO: No root
account. Strange, neh? Have to sudo su
Though, all in all, it's my favorite Linux distro
. Easiest to work with, easiest to install, easiest to get others introduced to the open source