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DesktopLinux: New Linux Distro Targets Serious Multimedia Projects

Dec 02, 2006, 21:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

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"Until now, there hasn't been a really good Linux distribution for digital content creation. Debian-based 64 Studio, which has just achieved its 1.0 release, is described by some as 'the best distribution ever created for multimedia workstations, such as digital audio recording and video editing.'

"64 Studio 1.0, aka 'Olympic,' as its name indicates, is built to run on x86_64 hardware, that is to say AMD's 64-bit CPUs and Intel's EM64T chips. According to 64 Studio project director Daniel James and lead developer Free Ekanayaka, 'the distribution is based on the pure 64 port of Debian GNU/Linux, testing branch, but with a specialized package selection and many other customizations...'"

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