Hi All, I am new to the forums. My question in this post drove me to googlethe problem, and now I stumble upon this gargantuan resource that is called recording.org. Nirvana?!?...No, but close to it. Great forums that have in the last hour answered gazillions of questions that I had from years. So Many thanks to all of you that post/posted over time. Awesome!! Now let me get to my first post and first question. I have 3 MOTU 896HDs chained on a WindowsXP box with the following specs and all is working good: Hardware Pentium 4 D 3.2 Dual Core 8GB RAM 3.2TB RAID 0 (8 x 400GB HDs) Software Sonar x64 Huge load of DX plugins Reason Now my emotional trouble beings at wanting to completely remove Windows from the equation. While it works good, at times I have more headaches than its worth to me. Ultimately I will end up having to stick with Windows simply because the software investments I have made. Right now I am just investigating the plausability of moving over to Linux. Any of you know if there is any good DAW software equivalent to Sonar on Linux? I have tried Braodcast 2000, Audacity, Ardour, KRecord, and nearly all of the variants that I could find using JACK or ALSA libs. SADLY disappointing programs, especially in the light of the higly polished Sonar. Even if there is an equivalent software package, is there actually any means of using my MOTU equips on it over 1394? I can't say that the my future DAW usage of linux looks hopeful, but I am the type that likes the bleeding edge, So I am wanting to see if there is a way. Thanks to all who can give good info on this! Wes Thanks a bunch guys, AWESOME forum!