I found vectorlinux some time ago, then I have been using it for some time, mostly for audio production and music
tracking, writing songs, mp3's and so on.
The more I use it the more I feel at home and I'm thinking of finally building a decent machine to run vectorlinux 6.0 and ardour. For my linuxbox to become my main system for work, I need some things I am used to, so in building a new computer, here are my concerns :
1) My windows digital audio workstation has 3 monitors, which I miss alot sometimes when vectoring. Can someone suggest 3 port multi monitor card that vectorlinux supports well? Ideally, I'd prefer something fast too that can do
compiz fuzion and all the 3d stuff, from what I have seen in screenshots, I love that stuff.
2) Can someone suggest a good 24 bit soundcard that vectorlinux/ardour work with well? A multi in/out card is preferred, for example, an 8 in 8 out card is about the most I would need, for recording real drums sometimes, otherwise just stereo in/out is usually more than enough, on my windows box I have two 8in/8out cards, plus
the motherboard soundcard for system sounds...
3) What about processor, should I go 64 bit or is it too soon to bother? quad core? Will AMD or intel offer the best performance for the buck?
4) How much ram is enough? Yes I know this is a loaded question, but I'm thinkin of getting 2-4 gigs.
5) Does vectorlinux support usb drives well? I haven't even tried that, but I see terrabyte drives for cheap lately...
6) What about media readers? I use one from my digital camera sometimes, will I have alot of problems with that?
Thanks in advance for any suggestions guys. I'm looking for an OLD SCHOOL full tower case for this new build.
I want plenty of room in there for mountains of hard drives...