steevc, at this moment my lappy is my gear. The learning curve will mosdefly be long, so i believe and hope the virtual keyboard will suffice.
If i advanced that far, i could probably borrow friend's M-Audio Axiom 25 and try that one out. Btw, how's the ubuntu's (or other distros' for that matter) compatibility with midi keyboards?
What i hope to achieve? I'd like to roam freely in audio editing software, comprehend all (well, most) of its capabilities and know how to apply them. If i accidentally happened to create something good for ears, wouldn't hurt either
What you mean with the interfaces? Different desktop environments or distros?
Edit: also i'm quite short on time due to studies. Current examinations will be over about the end of the month, tho some school duties expand to summer time too. But hey, i've got all the time in the world:D