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Final release of 64 Studio 2.0 Electric Audio for download

64 Studio is a GNU/Linux distribution tailor-made for digital content creation, including audio, video, graphics and publishing tools. A remix of Debian testing, it comes in both AMD64/Intel64 and 32-bit flavours, to run on nearly all PC hardware. Following the development version (1.4.0), 64 Studio 2.0 Electric Audio is now ready for download. It retains compatibility with Debian Etch to create a long-lived and stable creative desktop.
ISO images are downloadable here from a choice of mirrors in the USA and Europe.
The DVD image will install Debian with, the Gnome 2.14 desktop, Linux kernel 2.6.19 with realtime preemption patches (supporting both single-core and SMP systems) and a selection of creative applications, as well as the internet and office tools a creative user is likely to need for their daily work. The distribution contains sheet printing software Rosegarden, Audacity sound file editor, Ardour harddisk recorder, and many more music applications. Adding favourite packages from Debian is as easy as apt-get, or a few clicks in Synaptic.
These releases are free software, and come with no warranty. However, the software does actually install and run on the project's dual processor Opteron, dual core Athlon 64 and single core Turion test hardware, and is already in daily use by many of the project's community members. The 32-bit version has been tested on a variety of older PC hardware, including a Via C3 and a dual Pentium Pro, but the project suggests a practical minimum of a 1GHz processor and at least 256MB RAM to take full advantage of the distribution's features.
Developers and users who are interested in getting involved with the 64 Studio project are most welcome. The aim of the project is to create a distribution with full (but completely optional) commercial support, which will generate revenue to pay free software developers. The 64 Studio Ltd. company, which supports the free software project, is also producing custom distributions for commercial partners with Linux-based audio products.
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