Originally Posted by jer
I'm not as up on PC software as others on the forum will be, Cakewalk is the closest I can think of. Although I know nothing about it, "Mixcraft" seems to look quite similar to garageband.
Garageband is a Mac-only application. It's a stripped-down version of Logic Express, which is in turn a stripped-down version of Logic Studio 8 (what I use). It's actually rather good and excellent for songwriting, when you don't want too many options to distract.