For anybody interested i have found low price Linux computers that offer a free version of Ubuntu Linux with Ardour built in....among many other audio tools built into the realtime kerner of Linux
THe computers themselves are just 59 dollars and are fast. You can buy an extra emCC flash card for them at maybe 20 dollars which makes them a lot faster.
They sport a quad core CPU which, with a simple terminal command will run at 1.92 ghz per core. The graphics is a quad core GPU and 2 gigs of RAM.
Hardkernel is the company and you can see the computers demo on the web page or youtube.
To get the Ardour inside the free Linux ...simply register at the Hardkernel forum and type
"Ardour" into the search box and you will see "SmoothGroove" Ubuntu Linux at the bottom. Simply download Smooth and put it on SD or flash and boot up the computer.
Jack and much other stuff is all ready to go.
i hope this helps out people wanting to mess with Pro audio on a low price computer.