As I’ve mentioned a few times, I’ve used both the Eee PC and the HP Mini-Note for some lightweight audio editing. For the most part, this means converting stereo files to mono, and cutting and pasting a few sound elements. While I have no doubt that I could do some more serious work with one of these computers, the need hasn’t really arisen and I’d typically rather do the bulk of my audio editing on a faster PC with a larger display.

But Creat Digital Music points out that some folks have managed to get a variety of Windows and Linux audio editing/music creation applications running smoothly on the Eee PC. For example, you can read the accounts of folks who have gotten Windows software like Guitar Rig to run properly by overclocking the Eee PC to run at 900MHz or higher, upgrading the RAM, and using a hacked driver to increase the virtual display resolution to 1000×600.

If you check out the comments at CDN, you’ll find that users have run other software including Ableton Live, Rebirth, and ProTools 7.4.

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