As most of you are I'm an apple guy all around, yet I recently installed the Ubuntu linux distro on my computer at work, and wow. Incredibly sexy and stable!
I'm all for open source and now thinking about putting together a linux based rig and/or dual booting on one of my macs. I've noticed the Ubuntu Studio package which collects a bunch of open source multimedia software. Ardour seems to be the big DAW out there and PD is the only option as Max isn't available for linux. I'm sure as the software is free it may be lacking in the features department, and don't plan on completely giving up my main production suite.
So the question is, any of you doing this? Is it more pain than its worth? I'm just starting to wrap my head around using the command line interface, but I think utilizing a completely open source platform and software is what the most appealing thing is to me.