Hello, I am just so excited I needed to pass by and tell this.
This past couple of days I've been refreshing my old 2009 dell laptop, installed Debian (I read somewhere it was a rock, and I had to tried that rock), after a decade stuck with Ubuntu, installed Ardour and some other programs. After struggling at first because I didn't find enough info on Debian drivers as I was used to with Ubuntu, I finally had everything up and running.
I've record just a couple of ideas and it's fantastic, no errors, almost no latency, this is pure happiness.
All I can say is thanks to the Ardour Team, last time I used the software on this very same laptop, 2 years ago, it crashed a lot, I could get some things done but it was totally unreliable and I encountered continuous JACK problems.
Surely changing to Debian has to do something with it, as hardware is the same, but I can feel the evident work that has been done to Ardour. Plus I've been working and learning with other DAWs and I'm sure this time I will be able to get so much more out of it.
I expect I could encounter some problems in the future when messing with plugins or other features, but just the possibility of turning on the computer, open Ardour and actually be able to start recording right away is the best feeling.
Thank you and keep rockin.
Ardour 3 - Debian 8 - Avid mbox 3