Hi Presonus Team,
I push that great idea as well. Recently i switched from Windows to Linux. Some of points were already mentioned here. But additionally i want to point out some other, very important aspects. Windows is really not that bad, but more and more it becomes clear, that they want to sell a product for the masses which often comes with bloatware and slowdowns. Power users notice very fast, that this OS is mainly build for office or gaming but even in this regard it does not uses the hardware in the most efficient way. Still there seem to be a lot of problems with low latency and performance. The open source scene is developing many tools to help each other to get around them. Even it is recommended, to use windows server versions instead. But then other problems come in.
What we musicians need, is a secure, fast, efficient, exact and powerful underlying OS, which serves the DAW in the best way, but does not comes in your way and makes you problems. I don't know, how much times i had to reinstall and repair something. The difference from windows 7 to windows 10 is insane in terms of the background activity. There are so many applications and activities in the background which are taking away precious resources for the DAW. In the worst cases they can cause stutters and the like, which is of course unacceptable. Just think of a LAN scenario, where the DAW uses an orchester and its components are distributed on several computers to balance the workload and work together.
To bring it to the point. The Linux Kernel esspecially the low latency one meets the demands for professional music production. It is small-print, efficient, fast and very powerful. The internet of things, servers, routers, robots, super computers and industrial machines use this OS and even smartphones. It is the most spreaded and versatile OS in the world but still rare on desktop computers. And many people guess, it is simply because games are more established on windows computers. Well if people want to stick to windows, so be it.
But please consider Linux as a fit platform, because the possibilites are versatile and can be highly customized. There are Studio distributions set up and fine tuned for professional music produtions in particular. I would like to see, what PreSonus developers are capable to achieve on the Linux platforms. And don't worry because of dependencies. There are great, relatively new package managers called AppImage and Flatpak. They are cross-distribution compatible and bring the needed files with them in their own folder.
Check it out and Thank You for giving an ear to your fans.