Again thinking of learning to use the audio portion of Studio. I am a musician, 40 years plus (mainly acoustic guitar, don't use electronics really), have been using ubuntu as a main computer since 2008 (currently running Kubuntu 12.04). For all my audio work, I use cakewalk pro audio 9 on win 98 OS (on a separate desktop machine)for all audio work. It is getting old, the machine, and I know it won't last forever. It may be time to convert to something new before it crashes, but I won't buy or use any new Windows products. Thus I have a lot to learn.
I tried Ubuntu Studio with 8.04 but never could figure it out, so I gave up. I am not very aligned with the language used in tech stuff, thus the language of communication seems to be a huge hindrance in the process. I really have no aversion to learning, but language in tech, the use of acronyms etc. is really a stopper for me.
Thus I am wondering how to best go about changing over. The desktop I am now using is marginally within requirements being a 2006 model 64 bit processor with only 2 Gb memory. The memory could be expanded quit a lot but, it might be best to get a new machine??? I am currently downloading the 12.04 studio ISO, though I wonder if it might be easier to simply install the software needed for the audio portion ( I won't be using the other parts of studio) and go from there, rather than loading a new OS?
Then still I wonder if I will hit the same language wall, regardless of the method of getting the software in place?
Any helpful thoughts?