will these apps work on studio 64>

  • bluefoot
Posted: Sat, 06/13/2009 - 19:32
Hi all in an attempt to get away from windows I installed ubuntu 9.04 last week and love it. the only thing I don't have is my old cubase sl3 which I had just started learning but the damm system kept crashing (hence moving to linux). well to make a long story short, I need to run several applications on to be functional. I need gns3 for keeping my cisco skills up to date and that requires (from the gns3.net web page) "For an installation from the sources, GNS3 requires the following dependencies to be installed: Qt, Python, Sip, and PyQt.". so I need that working. secondly I need to have visualization working specifically kvm. I tried vmware and virtual box on ubnutu and my mouse locked up but kvm worked great. till I tried to make ubuntu work with rosegarden. rosegarden said I needed a real time kernel to do midi so I installed the kernel root@ubuntu:~# uname -a Linux ubuntu 2.6.28-3-rt #12-Ubuntu SMP PREEMPT RT Fri Apr 17 10:09:12 UTC 2009 x86_64 GNU/Linux root@ubuntu:~# and my virtual machines will not work anymore. so I don't know if that would be any different with studio 64. actually since I will be attaching my firepod external firewire sound card (which I read works in linux) I wonder if I really even need a real time kernel. thanks very much for reading this. really all I need to know is if I can play youtube and mp3s like in ubuntu, if I can install gns3 and if I can do kvm virtualization and if so I would much prefer to move to a distro that is created specifically for audio. btw I had to laugh at ubuntu studio...minimized apps just disappeared and I had to add a gnome applet to see them...not very user friendly or even tested I would think. finally since I am going to test drive studio 64 regardless, should I get 2.1 64 bit or 3.0 the beta? and will they have the newest rt kernel that I just read about 2.6.38.17? I was hoping perhaps that kernel would allow the kvm to work. thanks much and if you could please dummy down your answer I am pretty new to both audio and linux...