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Hi I m a windows user since a long time but now I near 75 % on linux how unbuntu or Fedora .
Graphic or other audio programs or audio interface are not a problem.
Only think i m miss is Ableton..
My question ...
Can we aspect that Ableton with Maxforlive comes to Linux maybe when Live 10 comes out ?
Or is that a dream that can never be true ?
Best regard

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S.Rueckwardt 2 years ago | 3 comments

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  • Polyson
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    +1 for Ableton Linux version.

    For different reasons, I decided to quit Mac OS. I don't want to use an "OS as a service" like windows 10 so my next computer will be under Linux. I don't want to have to switch to Bitwig, because I'm a Huge fan of Ableton. Of course I could use VM to run live on my future Debian but I'm sure I'll get bored sooner or later...

    By philosophy and ease of use, I don't use any third party plugin so this is not a problem for me.

    I hope we will be enough usesr to ask for it ;)

     

    1 year ago | 0 comments
  • Baddcr
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    Another +1 for linux here.

     

    The days of Mac OS X and Apple are running short, they will be ok for a few years yet, but for a variety of reasons my next computer will be Linux, not Mac.

     

    I would sell my Ableton License and move to something else if needs be, but I'd rather not :)

    1 year ago | 0 comments
  • flyweight@rocketmail.com
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    +1 for ableton on linux, actually I am using it on via WINE-RT + Debian 8 + Wineasio.

    Did not test push yet.  Max works but you cannot edit devices.

    If Ableton is writen in C or C++ why not try to build a version with winelib. https://www.winehq.org/docs/winelib-guide/winelib-introduction

    This is done for example for Renoise tracker and make it easy for Windows programs to access unixcalls

     

     

     

    10 months ago | 0 comments
  • Transtead
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    +1 for Ableton on Linux! 

    I'm really not interested in upgrading to Windows 10, and Wine makes Ableton laggy (at least on my setup).  It'd be great if it ran natively in the Linux environment. 

    11 months ago | 1 comment
  • drpaneas
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    +1 for Ableton on Linux

    I am a QA Maintenance Engineer for SUSE Linux and I would love to use Ableton Live on Linux natively.

    11 months ago | 0 comments
  • flberger
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    +1 for Live on Linux.

    Ableton - or the user base - could launch a crowdfunding campaign for that.

    That would showcase the demand as well as secure funding for the development - by the very people profiting from it.

    1 year ago | 0 comments
  • g3f
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    Hi,

    it's +1 for me to get Live on Linux.

    We need it !!

    Hope soon.

    Best regards

    10 months ago | 0 comments
  • [daw] Ableton staff
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    Thanks for your feedback on Live and Linux.

    Although the wish from some user groups is more or less known internally, I will make sure that your voices are heard again. 

    Still I should point out that we currently don't have any concrete plans to develop Live for Linux, but nothing is ever set in stone. 

    cheers, 

    David

    1 year ago | 2 comments
  • Jorgeelalto
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    I also vote for Live on linux. Bitwig is stealing Ableton sales on linux! ;P

    9 months ago | 0 comments
  • Achiminator
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    Ableton, Imagine you at the very first start of an new serious music production os. This is really the only thing I miss in Linux. Definitely +1 for Linux. Would love that.

    8 months ago | 0 comments
  • Liamness
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    I currently dual-boot OS X and Windows, the latter mainly for games, the former because I need a Unix environment (software engineer) and habit. I would probably break that habit and install Linux if Live were available there. It would make performing on the go a lot easier too- if I could use a cheap "beater" laptop (linux can usually get great performance out of old netbooks and so on), that I don't care about getting chucked around etc, that would give me more peace of mind than trying to use something like a macbook.

    9 months ago | 0 comments
  • tschonsen
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    +1 for Ableton on Linux!

    Live is the only reason for my Windows!

    8 months ago | 0 comments
  • noid
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    +1 for linux. I am using windows only for live...

    8 months ago | 0 comments
  • seimsel
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    Since Apple decided to ditch usable screens I'd really love to be able to switch to linux. I can live without VST / AU.

    A lot of Ableton users are also programmers and "makers", especially in conjunction with Max/MSP or PureData so I guess there are a lot of people hoping for Ableton on Linux.

    7 months ago | 0 comments
  • kingmoksha
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    I'ts a pity ableton doesn't consider to release Live on Linux. Since Windows 10 I'm likely to move to another software. I use Windows just for Live and all the other things I do on Linux. Me too, I don't mind if the plugins won't work on Linux.

    1 year ago | 0 comments
  • Omniand
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    +1 for Live and M4L on Linux natively

    At this point, I have to keep a separate Windows installation just for music production because otherwise all the unnecessary things in Windows get in the way. I have been gutting Windows to 5 processes at boot to get things to work on older hardware

    I've got a new system otw now and am going to attempt to pull everything I can into Linux, and with what I do I expect to have to gut windows again... but this will end up meaning that I'll have Linux + Win for certain incompatible day job things + another Win for music/audio work...It'll work, but what a pain

    1 year ago | 0 comments
  • Tåkesinn
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    +1 from me.

    Let's talk about the benifits.

    • Linux has two options for realtime scheduling. There's the PolKit-Realtime solution, which is standard in most Linux desktop distributions today. Not only, but you can get a costum Linux kernel with Preemptive functionality (a.k.a PremptiveRT), or why not just patch and build the kernel it self?
       
    • Screw NTFS - screw HFS+. Your data can and will be lost. With the latest iteration of OpenZFS for Linux you get COW functionality (Copy-on-Write) and enterprise grade data redundancy and integrity functionality. The read/write speeds leave NTFS and ZFS+ lacking. ZFS is THE choice of server farms on an internatinoal basis. Forget ReFS and AFS: ZFS is tested and secure - and with OpenZFS stabilising on the Linux side it's probably going to be the defacto standard in a short time.
       
    • Jack2 audio routing leaves OS X CoreAudio routing in the dust. You can route anything to anything in your audio setup. Accept no substitute.
       
    • I'm guessing Ableton might want to take the Native Instrument route and release hardware with the OS included, specifically tailored for Ableton Live. With Windows Core you can expect hefty licensing, pushing the price even higher. With Linux, Ableton could roll their own distribution, costumized for the purpose of running Ableton Live. Cut away the overhead, only build the modules and functions necessary and watch that RAM/CPU usage drop - making a runtime as thin as air.
       
    • The ONLY drawback is the lack of support for certain audio hardware in the kernel. But wait! With QuirksMode (a.k.a costum device setup) you can actually attempt to get your audio setup working WITHOUT official support. Add to that an open community of millions worldwide, ready to help you test and get your hardware runnign ASAP, you can get things running without relying on a monolithing company that has other priorities to do it for you.
       
    • Ableton Live already relies heavily on the Python language and Python is at home in Linux. There should be little in the way of getting it ported.
       
    • I don't want my OS controlled by a vendor that's probably going to drop support for my computer a couple of years down the road. I want accountability, stability and security. With the latest desktops (MATE, Unity, Gnome, Plasma, etc) the user is given endless oppertunities and choices - on old hardware and new.

    Please, Ableton - pretty please! For all that is holy! Start developing Ableton Live for Linux. I desperately want to make the move, but without Ableton Live I'm stuck in Windows 10. I will never buy a Mac, I flat out refuse - and like many others my nose shifts ever closer to Bitwig, sniffing at it to see if it can do the job Ableton Live does. But I'd really like to stick with Ableton Live. Who the heck thought making a DAW in java was a good idea anyways? Sure the notation is better, but it looks like it's the misshapen lovechild of Ableton Live and Logic Pro.

    Again: PLEASE...! Pretty please...?

    Signed, a desperate fan

    1 month ago | 0 comments
  • taka_perry
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    Probably not. However, with Bitwig being released with native Linux support, I think there is a slow but definite rise in popularity of Linux as a music production OS. Still, even if Ableton supported Linux, then question would then be for all the third party plugins..

    1 year ago | 1 comment
  • maxime.levesque
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    I would love to use ableton on linux !!!

     

    1 year ago | 0 comments
  • S.Rueckwardt
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    Me too, LINUX with stabil midi audio driver system that is for pro audio...yeah ...

     

    best regard

    1 year ago | 0 comments
  • roby
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    That would be great. I would love to switch between doing dev work and audio work without having to switch OSs

    1 year ago | 0 comments
  • r25d01
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    Same here. My next computer is very likely to run on Linux but I'd love to keep working with Live.

    1 year ago | 0 comments
  • technoraver
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    Also ich sehe das genauso es wäre echt Super wenn Ableton für Linux rauskommt da das

    1. Ableton mehr Gewinn bringen würde

    2. Linux attraktiver macht was wieder die Folge hat das sich mehr Leute Ableton kaufen da sie vllt vorher Windows/Mack hatten (Linux eigentlich wollen) und sie dann Linux mit Ableton bekommen

     

    1 year ago | 0 comments
  • jagmogley
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    I would really love a version of ableton live on linux...

    seeing as how I paid (a lot of money) for it,

    my vote should count for every dollar I spent.

    I have appreciated the update at no extra cost,

    I also liked the push but went through hard times and had to practically give it away at a pawn-shop

    life was just really hard for a long time...

    I guess what I am trying to say is thank you ableton for keeping me out of trouble,

    even though you were giving a mile at a time when I wanted the whole world.

    Sincerely,

    Jag Mogley

     

    11 months ago | 0 comments
  • Florent Guiral
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    +1 for Linux.

    7 months ago | 0 comments
  • OMss
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    +1 for Linux 

    6 months ago | 0 comments
  • aschneider
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    +1. Please drop 32-Bit and embrace Linux for Live 10.

    PS.  Is is noted that an answer was already provided.

     

    6 months ago | 0 comments
  • Johey
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    I would upgrade my Live Intro to Suite any day if supported on the GNU/Linux platform. Now I am considering switching to Bitwig, or Renoise for that matter. Live is better for my workflow though, but for the cost of running Windows (or, worse, Mac) I'm seriously considering switching.

    Ardour is going strong of course, but not really suited for live usage.

    6 months ago | 0 comments
  • expoldingpumpkin
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    Another 1+... another 1+... for linux!

     

    5 months ago | 0 comments
  • madeluxe
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    +1 for Live and M4L on Linux.

    after my macbook died, i switched to thinkpad and ubuntu. and it is the best i ever could do. even an ardour dont let me miss logic/protools very much, after my live band projects get less. but what i REALLY miss, is a version of ableton for linux. making/experimenting with electronic music, ableton became the heart of my sound-system. bitwig runs stable without issues, but i dont like the feel, and really want my ableton/push back... wine/virtualbox is no option for me.

    please feel free to join facebook-group:

    https://www.facebook.com/abletonlinux/

     

    4 months ago | 0 comments
  • audiofeen
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    I really think it's high time you started to take linux seriously and develop a version, we should be doing everything we can to use a custom tuned operating system for audio and not some mass produced buggy as hell version of osx or windows. 

    if not then i'll be soon switching to bitwig and i'm a macintosh technician. 

    2 months ago | 0 comments
  • Rokibla
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    +1 for linux!
    I have this idea of a standalone ableton system and with the imminent arrival of udoo x86 this idea is getting quite possible... and i find in linux it is a lot easyer to implement such things...

    6 months ago | 0 comments
  • silur
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    +1 for linux

     

    5 months ago | 0 comments
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    +1 for linux..badly

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  • Baddcr
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    +1 again!!

     

    Windows is long dead. Apple are on their way out... Linux is the future!

    5 months ago | 0 comments
  • 1337ingDisorder
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    I purchased a copy of Ableton Live 4 many years ago. I upgraded to version 5 for free, but then Ableton started charging for further updates. That's reasonable though, given how much is added to the platform with each version.

    However, shortly after version 5 came out, I migrated to Linux, and I've been using Linux ever since. I considered purchasing Live 6, but with no Linux version available I didn't feel like it was worth spending the money.

    Having made the transition, and having come to understand all the benefits of running Linux, I now see that Windows is an absolute joke of an operating system. Windows was great in the 20th century, but with the leaps and advancements that have been made in open-source operating systems in the 21st century, even Windows 10 seems like an archaic relic of times past.

    The result of all this is that I have chosen not to purchase any upgrades to Ableton Live since version 5, because there is *still* no native Linux installer. 

    Year after year I keep coming back and checking, hoping that I might be able to purchase the latest version of Ableton Live, but year after year I am disappointed to find no Linux version of Ableton is available, and I spend my money on other things.

    Hopefully the wise men and women at Ableton will join the rest of us in the 21st century, and will release a Linux-friendly version 10. When they do, I'll be first in line to purchase a copy.

    Until then, all I can do is wait with a big wad of money in my pocket.

    4 months ago | 1 comment
  • chrisw63
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    +1 for Ableton Live 10 on Linux!

    Ardour (LINUX DAW) has had VST support for a while now:

    http://manual.ardour.org/working-with-plugins/windows-vst-support/

    So its not only possible, its been done.  That said, it is kind of a hack that requires WINE and a specially compiled Ardour to work.  I'm sure the main barriers to such a thing are the file system / device handling.

    I have to wonder how easy it would be to make a 'VST cross compiler'.  The main audio bit manipulation code wouldn't need much work.  The I/O sections, file and audio, would be the sticky points. Well, if you can get past the 'sticky point' of making the VST creators care about Linux, anyway...

     

    2 months ago | 1 comment
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    Also +1 from me.

    I'm totally fed up with MacOS. Mavericks was the last step I've made and I definitely won't go any further. I've made the decision now to go back to Linux, an OS I've always enjoyed.

    I had a look at Bitwig and in my opinion Live is the better product that I'd really like to stay with. Nevertheless, at the moment, Bitwig is the only option I have on Linux and I'm afraid, I reluctantly have to take that step :-(

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  • Baddcr
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    Agreed... MacOS is getting worse, iOS is slowly driving me nuts too!

    The worst part is the 'forced hand' aspects of it all, as someone who takes a lot of time and attention to get things right this is just insulting, not to mention that it is extremely aggressive behaviour. The next series of macOS releases really should be named after famous psychopaths.

    Ableton is pretty much the only thing that's stopping me from making the jump, I too don't want to switch to Bitwig, but if it comes to it, I will do it and just live with it. I sincerely hope the is never necessary because I love Ableton.

    1 month ago | 0 comments
  • Achiminator
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    Sorry Ableton, but I'm out of here. Got Bitwig Studio now on Linux. The workflow is really similar, and while there is sometime a lack of a few options, it seems a little bit more that there is a real development ongoing.

    Cya.

    1 month ago | 0 comments
  • Guiboï
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    +1 from me,

    Fed up with MacOS, still loving Ableton since I discover Bitwig... I'll try it, because I HAVE TO use Linux...

    1 month ago | 0 comments
  • AzzzX
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    +1 for Linux.

    6 months ago | 0 comments
  • Titor
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    +1 for a Linux compatable Live! Long time Windows XP and 7 user but will not switch to 10. Windows has turned into a real hassle. I've been using linux and really like how everything works but miss using Ableton Live. Linux Mint has been my favorite OS.

    5 months ago | 2 comments
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    Another vote from me. I'm in the process of building a high end GNU/Linux workstation right now and I'll stick with Ableton Live over Bitwig if Ableton come out with a version for Linux systems. I'd prefer to not have to change DAW, but I feel I need to change OS.

    5 months ago | 0 comments
  • mattgilbert
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    +1 for Live and M4L on Linux.

    This has been a long time coming, and as Apple gets more and more resentful of it's own long-term customers, many of us are shifting over to Linux for good.

    5 months ago | 0 comments
  • gioeleb00
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    +1 for Live and Max on Linux

    Linux for me has better compatibilty with external devices, because it is still in development and it is a very good alternative to Mac os X

    4 months ago | 0 comments
  • aschneider
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    Just to remind you guys that you can upvote this at the Ableton Beta forums:

    https://goo.gl/HYQHgx

    4 months ago | 0 comments
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    +1 for Live Linux

    4 months ago | 0 comments
  • patdee07
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    +1 for Ableton on Linux!

    Computer Science/Software Development makes you go Linux in the long run.

    Only reason to keep Windows is Ableton... Linux Bitwig sucks .. 

    4 months ago | 0 comments
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    +1 for Linux! The moment I'll see Ableton on Ubuntu, kxstudio or other I'll say goodbye to Windows. 

    4 months ago | 0 comments
  • twisted-space
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    Just wanted to add my voice to the call for Ableton and Cycling'74 to add Linux support.

    I've moved away from microsoft for my everyday computing (though I do microsoft/windows admin and support for a living). Only thing I have windows on is my music production laptop

    3 months ago | 0 comments
  • _Oliver_
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    +1 for live on linux! It even sounds good. I need this in my life. 

    3 months ago | 0 comments
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    + 1 For Linux!!!

    2 months ago | 0 comments
  • bretsko
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    +1 for Ableton Live on Linux!

    2 months ago | 0 comments
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    +1 ableton linux... beyond that... an ableton linux distribution would be a dream... can imagine an SO and DAW integrated in one? 

    2 months ago | 0 comments
  • stubiklaus
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    Definitly +1,

    Yesterday i switched from ubuntu to wiindows 10 again just to be able to make music on the go.

    Today after a big windows 10 update the Media Feature Pack got uninstalled and i can't open projects with max for live anymore.

    After the great Windows 8.1, Windows 10 is a step back in my opinion, and i would love to use ableeton on linux.

     

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    +1 for linux. 

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  • gabbanat
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    + 1 for linux.

    love live but I can't stand the wired policy of windows any more. installed Ubuntu Studio on my old laptop and it works great. bitwig, u-he, ardour do a great job on linux.
     

    release a linux version soon, pls!

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  • JKMusic
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    +1 for Ableton Linux version

     

    Slowly switching over to Linux. Would be great to have Ableton run natively with my other audio tools I'm building. Please consider porting it over. Thanks!

    28 days ago | 0 comments
  • benoit.leteneur
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    +1 for Ableton Linux version

    I thought I was going to buy the new MBP to replace my 2010 one. No way.

    It's unbelievable for me to buy a laptop with windaube 10 (French humour) .

    So ? No more Ableton future proof laptop for me ?

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  • m00dawg
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    I too would love Linux support and, in fact, I just noticed Linux Mint 18 supports my Saffire Pro 40 out of the box. I am on Live 8 so I'm about in range of an upgrade at this point, but am also in a good position to start to evaluate other solutions (some of which do run in Linux). Not meant to be a threat, just pointing out Linux is among (but not the only) nice to have feature when I look to see what tools fit me best. If Live had a Linux version, I would be all over it.

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  • ohzbees
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    Come on Ableton!  Go Linux...    do you really want to tie your product to the vagaries of a behemoth like Apple or Microsoft..... Linux is forever...

    Like has been said....  Roll your own "Ableton Ubuntu Linux" distro if need be.... just go for it!    I know you have the power ;).

    21 days ago | 1 comment
  • Axuttaja
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    +1 for Live on Linux.

    I use all three major desktop oses daily. I would let both Windows and macOS go if Ableton had live released for linux.

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  • markov2
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    +2 here.  I ony run unix/linux at home, and we love to make music together.

    I just managed to get Live 9.7 Lite to run on the newest AVlinux (Audio Visual Linux, based on Debian testing) with the latest Wine.  Just offering some setup like that as iso or docker would be a great guesture by Ableton.  See http://mark.overmeer.net/ableton/

    13 days ago | 1 comment
  • neronoia
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    + 1, I would definitely be in for Ableton and M4L for Linux. This is what is stopping me more about completely switching to Linux. I think that this could really persuade other companies to think about Linux as a new direction in music production. Expecially now that the new MacBook pro are clearly not designed for creative applications: this could be a revolution.

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  • Tharin G
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    Ableton you can see the potential for support here, put it to a Kickstarter if the money is lacking for development. The community would pay for it, plese try!

    Many argue over which is beter, Mac or Win. I think they both suck equally and we need Linux to save the day. If there were support for Ableton in linux, I would have made the jump already.

    As with everyone else here, I will go with you if you go to linux. please do, I will happily pay for a linux crossgrade.

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  • cheekypaul
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    You know what..?
    This is not going to happen. Not anytime soon anyway.
     
    Ableton will not say as much because they would alienate everyone here that's interested. Ableton won't dump us because they like the benefits friends bring.
     
    They almost certainly have enormous pressure from Apple & Microsoft to not offer a version. Of course Ableton have the money, resources, and time to release a Linux version.
     
    A great Linux audio DAW that fits the LIVE user form is being developed, surely you can bet, somewhere, and when it's released - Ableton will have to capitulate.
    This could be the highest followed, most upvoted, most commented post - Ableton are not going to change soon.
    Sorry for the bad news.
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  • Baddcr
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    Option A) Apple stop the route they are going and forcing the invasive social media bullshit and start taking care of professional users again and I can continue using their products, otherwise they are dead to me and are reduced to a silly and amusing fun consumer product. Fair enough, business is business and they just want to make money, not pander to the needs of a tiny minority of their consumer base.

    Option B) Microsoft continue with their promising developments picking up where Apple have left off and also lose the invasive social media bullshit and I may consider a switch back.

    OK, I'm dreaming... we all know these two companies are both evil and hell bent on probing your ass as deep as they can (boy do they love sticking their finger in and sucking it!) and as such any right thinking people will be avoiding them altogether and using whatever tools they can to fight this cancer eating away at humanity and moral decency.

    So the future is clear for me:

    Ableton have precisely until my current Macbook Air dies. I have stuck on 10.9.5 (the last decent OS from Apple) and will run this computer into the ground until it is no longer fit for purpose.

    After that I switch to Linux. If Ableton have woken up and caught up and I can take Live with me, of the Wine port mentioned above proves stable enough, then great, otherwise I will sell my license and move to Bitwig or whatever is hot on Linux at the time.

    Or who knows, maybe something else completely different is around the corner?

    Either way, never say never, anything is possible!

    13 minutes ago | 0 comments

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