DreamStudio Unity

12.04.3 GPL (GNU General Public License)    
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An Ubuntu-based Linux distribution designed especially for multimedia production

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DreamStudio Unity is an open source distribution of Linux designed from the ground up to be used by artists to produce stunning videos and razor sharp images, as well as beautiful music tracks. It is based on the world’s most popular free operating system, Ubuntu, and uses the Unity desktop environment.

Distributed as 64-bit/32-bit Live DVDs

This Ubuntu-based operating system can be downloaded via Softpedia or directly from its official website (see link above) as Live DVD ISO images of approximately 3GB in size, suitable for both 64-bit (amd64) and 32-bit (i386) hardware platforms.

Boot options

While the Live DVD have been instructed to automatically start the live system with default boot options, it will allow you to boot an existing operating system from the first disk drive detected by the BIOS, run a memory test, check the integrity of the disc (only if using a DVD media), change the language for the live environment (default in English) and the keyboard layout, or add extra kernel parameters.

Modern and productive graphical interface powered by Unity

As mentioned, Unity is in charge of the graphical session of the DreamStudio Unity operating system. It uses the same setup as on the official Ubuntu release, but prompts users with a very instructive welcome dialog from the get-go.

Includes a plethora of multimedia production related apps

As expected, the distribution include a plethora of multimedia production related applications, among which we can mention Ardour digital audio workstation, Audacity audio editor, Blender 3D modeller, Bonobo DVD-Video authoring software, Darktable photo workflow program, GIMP image editor, Inkscape vector graphics editor, LiVES video editor and Mixxx DJ mixing software.

Bottom line

In conclusion, DreamStudio Unity is proves to be a really great operating system for setting up a multimedia production workstation in a shortest time as possible. It uses the productive and ultra-modern Unity desktop environment on top of a rock-solid Ubuntu base.

DreamStudio Unity was reviewed by Marius Nestor
Last updated on June 30th, 2014
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