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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,
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Linux Mint has good results with gaming don't know about recording though.
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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,
1st recommendation: Slackware because its the most stable and light distro around. it's the original linux. i have better results with WinE than in Ubuntu
2nd recommendation: Ubuntu not because its easier but because its package manager owns.

Linux isn't all that great for recording sound hate to say it. unless you configure your alsa driver correctly that is. and that's no easy task.
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in good hands any distro will do the job
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Originally Posted by Nailuj View Post
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:

http://www.ubustu.com/globe/2007/09/...n-with-ardour/

As for the distribution, I'd say get Ubuntu for the ease of use, and upgrade to Ubuntu Studio through the package manager.
    
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1st recommendation: Slackware because its the most stable and light distro around. it's the original linux. i have better results with WinE than in Ubuntu
What do you mean by that? If you mean wine as in the emulator... How does that compare to Ubuntu, an OS?

I've had good luck running games in Linux Mint and Suse.
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Doesn't a game have to be compatible with OpenGL to work in WINE?
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Doesn't a game have to be compatible with OpenGL to work in WINE?
No, although it usually should be OGL to work natively (which apparently isn't a word in the English dictionary...)
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