I think it would be good if we where to create list of the basic steps that someone needed to accomplish in order to install and set up a Linux DAW. A Roadmap so to speak. After we come up with a list of steps, we could then work on filling in the details for each step. Differant people could work on differant steps, or everyone together. With recomendations for the best/esiest way to accomplish each step. Either way the discussion should be very usefull. A quick, OTTOMH, list to start with would be something like: 1. Install and configure Linux - I use Red Hat 8.0 on PC, with the KDE desktop environment. This could include reccomended things to install/not install, settings, disk partitions etc. 2. Install and configure the kernel with the Low latency and Realtime patches - I understand this will be included in version 2.5x and up of the kernel, but it's beta right now. 3. Install and configure the ALSA sound drivers for your sound card - We could have a list of cards we have used with sample config files etc. 4. Install and configure the JACK audio server - It seems that most serious Linux audio software uses the JACK server. 5. Install audio software - Maybe infromation on installing and configuring the most popular/usefull audio software? What about MIDI, should that be included? What do you think? Any suggestions/thoughts?