GMaq wrote:On top of all that it also has a 130 page illustrated User Manual full of detailed information on installing, setting up your system and getting started with Ardour.
Even if you don't end up using AV, print and read the manual. It's one of (or maybe THE) best primers for getting started + learning your way around making music on Linux.
From one former Mac person to another, congrats on making the switch. It's quite liberating.