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.
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.
Reviewed by Marius Nestor, last updated on July 2nd, 2014
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Application descriptionAPODIO is an open-source, Mandriva-based specialist Live Linux operating system designed for musicians and multimedia ...