10.03 GPL (GNU General Public License)    
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A Mandriva-based Live Linux distribution specifically designed for multimedia production

editor's review






APODIO is a completely free and open-source distribution of Linux derived from the Ubuntu operating system and designed from the ground up to be used for producing and distributing multimedia files, such as video clips and audio tracks.

Available for download as a dual-arch Live DVD

The APODIO OS is available for download as a single, dual-arch Live DVD ISO image of approximately 4GB in size. It is a hybrid image that can be written to either a USB thumb drive or a DVD disc, and supports both 32-bit and 64-bit hardware platforms, even though we strongly advise our users to install it on modern, high-end 64-bit machines only.

The boot options are hard to read

Unfortunately, the boot options are hard to read when booting the Live DVD image from the BIOS of a PC, as it uses black & white text on a black & white background, so it is best to wait ten seconds for the live system to start. However, it will allow you to start the installer directly, run a memory test, boot the local drive or start the live environment in safe graphics mode.

Lightweight and ultra-fast graphical desktop environment powered by Xfce

The default graphical desktop environment of APODIO is the lightweight Xfce, which comprises of a taskbar located on the upper side of the screen and a dock (applications launcher) on the bottom edge of the screen.

The distro includes a wide range of multimedia-oriented apps

As mentioned, the main emphasis is on multimedia production, which means that the distro includes a wide range of multimedia-oriented apps, among which we can mention Mixxx, Audacity, Hydrogen, Ardour, Rosegarden, Qtractor, MusE, Kdenlive, Cinelerra, PiTiVi, OpenShot and Kino.

Bottom line

Summing up, APODIO is a great, stable and fast Ubuntu-based distribution of Linux for multimedia production. We also recommend our readers to try the ArtistX operating system.

APODIO was reviewed by Marius Nestor
Last updated on May 9th, 2015
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