64 Studio 2.0: Linux for digital content
64 Studio has released version 2.0 of the multimedia-focused GNU/Linux distribution built on Debian and available as both an install and a live CD version. The distribution runs on most PC hardware including AMD and Intel 64-bit architectures.
64 Studio 2.0 is designed to retain compatibility with Debian Etch, to create a long-lived and stable creative desktop.
The second stable release of 64 Studio is named after Electrical Audio, Steve Albini’s studio in Chicago.
Announcing the release the project team said: "We combine the stability and quality of Etch with a specialised real-time pre-emption kernel and the latest creative tools demanded by multimedia artists. Our tweaks to Debian include simplified installation and default settings which help get production underway quickly. It’s our target that users should be able to get from a blank hard disc to a fully hardware-optimised and usable creative desktop in just half an hour."
The 64 Studio team also returns all patches and package improvements back to the Debian developers and users in general.
[UPDATE from the 64 studio team] "Due to very heavy demand on our server, we’ve had to move the install images to BitTorrent and various mirrors. You can find the updated links here:"
DVD-R ISO images for amd64 and i386 are available here:
Existing 64 Studio users can upgrade to version 2.0 by using the APT repository:
deb http://apt.64studio.com/64studio/stable 64studio main