You nailed it

After only two weeks of Zorin I felt safe enough to yesterday get rid of my last Windows partition on my devices.
Even with my special use cases (music production as a hobby) I think I'll make do with what I managed to get working - a little extra work is a price I'll gladly pay for the certainty that I no longer depend on a volatile big tech corporation who decidedly does not have my best interests in mind.
The transition was entirely painless, compared to any of my earlier attempts to explore Linux systems, and the extremely Windows-user-friendly offering played a huge part in that. You absolutely nailed it, and I couldn't be more grateful. :slight_smile:


I'm glad things are working out for you, but 2 weeks might not be enough time to assess if you really are on the clear about your workflow needs. Only you can be the judge of that, so I'll leave it up to you to decide, but it won't hurt to keep one partition or an old laptop, or at least a virtual machine around on the off chance that something comes up in a few months.

We need to be realistic here, and even if is not Linux's fault that companies don't make their products compatible with every operating system (understandably so), is important people don't get frustrated beyond the point of no return. Knowing our limits is the only way to grow.


Thanks, but too late, I'm all in for now. :wink: But if I really have to reinstall Windows somewhere, I won't be too miffed either.


I'm happy for you.

We've had several posts on this forum asking about music production on linux. Asking around enough will get you the help you're looking for.

Good luck on your journey! :smiley:

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Have a look at "yabridge" to get most of your beloved VSTs working. It's the best tool for that task I have found.

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Indeed, I've made a lot of things work already with yabridge, it's a dream and so simple to set up! :slight_smile: One thing I haven't cracked yet is getting Native Access 2 to install properly. There's a guide at WineHQ but I can't seem to replicate that success story. But then there's only 1-2 instruments I own that require the latest version of Kontakt 7, the rest I got working with the legacy version of Native Access, so I'll bide my time for now.
One thing is for sure, I'll stop buying new stuff from NI, Heavyocity etc. until they start supporting Linux natively. In the meantime, I'm excited about what Modartt have achieved already. The future looks bright!

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