Ubuntu Studio

14.04.3 LTS GPL (GNU General Public License)    
3.6/5 39
An Ubuntu derived operating system designed to be used for multimedia production

editor's review





Ubuntu Studio is an open source Linux operating system tailored for enthusiast or professional user who want to produce multimedia content. It combines the snappiness of the Xfce desktop environment with the stable base of the popular Ubuntu distribution. If your area of interest is audio/video production, photography, or graphic design, than you should know that the Ubuntu Studio operating system will provide you with a really productive and fun computing environment.

Distributed as 32-bit and 64-bit Live DVDs

This is the second biggest official Ubuntu edition, providing users with Live DVD ISO images of 2.5GB in size and supporting both 64-bit and 32-bit architectures. The boot menu of the Live DVD will provide exactly the same options like on other Ubuntu-derived distributions.

Boot options

You can install the entire operating system directly from the boot menu, but if this is your first time with Ubuntu Studio, we strongly suggest to try it before installing it. Rest assure that nothing will be installed on your computer during the live session.

Xfce is the default graphical desktop environment

Except for the artwork, this edition is quite identical with the Xubuntu Linux operating system. Therefore, if you’ve used Xubuntu before, you will definitely know your way around Ubuntu Studio without the hassle of learning how to use it.

Includes many multimedia apps

Ubuntu Studio includes many multimedia applications, including some of the best audio processors, sequencers and synthesizers, sound generators, MIDI utilities, mixers and sound card control utilities, as well as numerous apps for graphics design, photography, publishing and video production.

Default applications include the Mozilla Firefox web browser, Transmission torrent downloader, Parole media player, Audacious music player, Synaptic Package Manager, GParted, Wine, and Ubuntu Software Center.

Among some of the most powerful application for multimedia production, we can mention Darktable, RawTherapee, Blender, Inkscape, OpenShot, PiTiVi, Audacity, Scribus, Rapid Photo Downloader, GIMP, Agave, Krita, Synfig Studio, Ardour, Hydrogen, MuseScore, Internet DJ Console, and Qtractor.

Comes pre-loaded with a low-latency kernel

You should also know that Ubuntu Studio comes with a low-latency kernel, which allows for high-quality audio production. We recommend this Ubuntu flavor for all your multimedia production needs.

Ubuntu Studio was reviewed by Marius Nestor
Last updated on August 6th, 2015
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