I thought it might be nice to have a thread for Linux users to discuss their preferences, tips, and goodies.
I myself presently use Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin. I'm considering moving to the newest LTS, as I enjoy Ubuntu a lot. Though, I notice that most chipware seems to be for different or older distros such as Debian. I'm not a software developer, just a musician; Is it because of issues with ease of use that programmers seem to prefer these older platforms? Or is it out of dedication to a particular system, eschewing newer things for what they're used to?
Regardless, I've had some fun playing about with Milky Tracker, and Propellerhead REASON 5 (running in WINE, along with Ableton Live being what I use more for non-chip music.), though I've not been able to get WINE to behave with the necessary software to use the 64mb cart I got from nonfinite on this computer and have to resort to using my sister's old WinXP/7 rig for transfers from it to a thumb drive.
How about you folks? Find any problems in Linux systems related to our shared hobby? Any workarounds, fixes, sweet little programs you may've found that you're willing to tell us all about?