Kuwait Linux User Group

64 Studio v1.3.0
Date: Wednesday, May 09, 2007 @ 03:26:09 EDT
Topic: adv

64 Studio develops a distribution of native free software for digital content creation on x86_64 hardware (that's AMD's 64-bit CPUs and Intel's EM64T chips). It's based on the pure 64 port of Debian GNU/Linux, but with a specialised package selection and lots of other customisations. We also produce custom versions for our OEM partners, and a 32-bit edition for legacy PC hardware. Curious? See the FrequentlyAskedQuestions or take a look at our PressRelease.

You can now DownloadAnInstaller for version 1.3.0 (both 64-bit and 32-bit versions). This will install Debian with X.org, the Gnome 2.14 desktop, Linux kernel 2.6.17 with realtime preemption patches (including a realtime SMP kernel for AMD64 dual core and multi-processor machines) and a selection of creative applications. These applications cover audio and music, video, 2D and 3D graphics, publishing for the web or print, and the internet and office tools a creative user is likely to need for their daily work. Adding your favourite packages from Debian testing is as easy as apt-get, or a few clicks in Synaptic.

Please note that these releases are free software, and come with no warranty. However, the software does actually install and run on our dual Opteron, dual core Athlon 64 and Turion test hardware, and is already in daily use by many of our testers. If you would like to send feedback or make a suggestion for improvement, please subscribe to the 64studio-devel mailing list. For other communication, please have a look at the ContactsPage.

Developers and users who are interested in getting involved with the 64 Studio project would be most welcome. Our aim is to create a distribution with full (but completely optional) commercial support, which will generate revenue to pay free software developers. In the meantime, the 64 Studio Ltd. company, which supports the free software project, is also producing custom distributions for companies with Linux-based audio products.

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Homepage and more info here:

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