a *very* odd question especially for me.

Tony Baechler tony at baechler.net
Fri Jul 24 11:43:32 UTC 2015

Unless I'm mistaken, the distro for music is more for interactive music 
production.  I think maybe the poster meant Ubuntu Studio.  In that case, 
it's a graphical environment designed for audio production as I mentioned. 
That is overkill for what you need.  Debian, Slackware, RHEL, etc most 
likely have the packages you need for Lillypond.  You obviously don't need 
or want a graphical environment.  Regarding sound, that's a totally separate 
discussion.  I guess what I'm wondering is why you need a dedicated Linux 
box at all when almost any decent shell account should be able to do the 
same thing if it has Lillypond installed.  You could maybe even generate 
audio files from the music without a sound card, but I am not that familiar 
with Lillypond.  I know you can generate MIDI files this way.

On 7/23/2015 6:25 AM, Karen Lewellen wrote:
> thanks for the detailed answer.
> A Linux distribution just for music would be terrific.
> I have no interest in using speakup,  and since ssh telnet is more secure,
> plus effortless in dos, that will be fine .
> Yes about Lillypond, abc notation as well.
> I will ask on the Linux audio list about the music distribution, unless
> someone  else knows.  the sound cards as well.
> thanks again,
> Kare

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