Quote Originally Posted by mwray View Post
I have a MacBook (2,1) w/ Ubuntu Studio on it, Sno Leopard, and XP.

Any suggestions, aside from a distro that requires you build everything from scratch?
I would get a cheap P4 and maudio pci soundcard, to use for linux.
This will give you stability, as you learn the OS. Bodhi linux is
an Ubuntu minimal distro (400 meg .iso) using E17 by default.
So an 8gig usb-stick is fine to install on. The audio apps can
be added using synaptic and ubuntu repos, and manually installed
.deb files from debian unstable using

dpkg -i name.deb

http://packages.debian.org/unstable/sound/

If it lists a herd of related dependencies, like 6 qt items,
using synaptic to install them may save time.