This is almost a rant about me, but I am nearly 70 years old and figure it is my turn. I am not trained or very knowledgeable on computers, scripts and terminal talk....and I never will be.
I use Ubuntu because it is a good system and I use MediaMonkey because it is the best music program. I use 2 other music program for some things, jetaudio and Itunes, each does some good things in Windows. In Ubuntu I have tried them all and remain disappointed. That is were I get frustrated. Right now I am using Ubuntu 10.04 on a desktop and a laptop (IBM t23). I dual boot the desktop so getting MM to run is not problem.
The laptop boots into Ubuntu. The absence of a suitable substitute for MM is a glaring fact of Ubuntu. Wine does not seem user friendly enough for me to use. I need my music so I installed Virtualbox. The program is free and has steadily improved since I started using it to be better for my kind on computer knowledge. But the old, tired laptop is pushed and MM has to wait on the poor old thing to get things done. But Virtualbox salvages Ubuntu and my music is available. (It is greater than 10,000 songs, but I am editing down to get a shorter 'active' list to help my old friend IBMt23.
Virtualbox may eventually get so refined as to allow MediaMonkey to run great on Ubuntu, but if not is there any alternative not yet tried?
Could MediaMonkey have a Windows-like, bare-bones front in added that allows MM to play on V-box without all the overhead of a real windows? In other words a stand-alone MediaMonkey. The old T23 is a great, but dated machine and I want to keep on using it.
In closing, I wish Great Holiday Season for all and thank you so much for the fun I have had using and learning all the great stuff that MM does. Cool work, folks, really cool.