*resurrecting old thread* I'ved started the process of moving from Sonar to Ardour (Ubuntu), and I've been looking for a way to bring along my Line 6 gear. I found this thread at the top of Google search results. It's disappointing to read the dialogue at the start, and it was also nice to see some serious discussion come through at the end. My take: if my 80 year-old parents can successfully use Android and Ubuntu (in a Windows/Mac free household), then I think anybody can make the switch. That said, I've seen some hard-nosed POVs come through on both sides: on the Linux side, there are the people who preach RTFM to somebody who is trying to make the switch (which can also be a completely foreign language), and on the anti-Linux side, there are the people who have been left with a bad taste in their mouth due to prior experiences with the OS (and related people). I feel that this social consumer divide is exactly the hurdle holding back adoption. On the server side, Linux is a massive force powering the internet: 67% are Unix-like systems, with about half being Linux. 33% of Azure (Microsoft) servers run Linux. Many smart TVs and EV displays run on Linux; e.g., Tesla's. With regard to Ubuntu, most everything runs out-of-the-box; Steam, Netflix, printers, Firefox (or Chrome), etc. Of course, the exceptions are DAWs and related-software. They're still not quite there with ease-of-install, but once they're running, they're rock solid and PORTABLE - if the system runs Linux (phone, Pi, laptop, desktop, etc.), there's a very good chance that the software can be run across any of those devices. For now, I'm focused on my laptop and am looking into getting my Line 6 gear running on it. If I can't get it going, I'll still stick with Linux and buy an older stand-alone Pod. Thanks for considering Linux support.