Originally Posted by Nailuj
well im going linux on one of my rigs...again. im wondering if theres a distribution thats better at running windows games (through emulation and the like). and ill be doing some recording on it to (recording guitar riffs onto pc to be more specific) well thanks for the advice,
well, I'm not sure about games, BUT...
For sound recording, you'll have to learn about the Jack Audio Server. It's actually really awesome, because you can synchronize between applications. For example, you can easily set up a drum pattern in Hydrogen, and record your guitar in Ardour without having to export to .wav and import to a new track, etc.
Here's a quick tutorial on synchronizing Ardour with Hydrogen:
As for the distribution, I'd say get Ubuntu for the ease of use, and upgrade to Ubuntu Studio through the package manager.