Ubuntu Studio

10.04 GPL (GNU General Public License)    
3.9/5 14
A free and very powerful Ubuntu-based Linux operating system suitable for multimedia production

editor's review




Welcome to the Lucid Lynx edition of Ubuntu Studio, a totally free project that develops a multimedia production operating system based on the latest Ubuntu and GNOME software technologies. It is suitable for musicians, graphic artists and movie producers who are looking for a free, Linux-based distribution.

It's still not available as Live DVDs

Ubuntu Studio 10.04 was officially announced by Canonical February 16, 2012 along with the second LTS (Long Term Support) release of Ubuntu Linux, and supported until May 9, 2013, which means that it was not an LTS version. It's still available for download as Alternate DVD ISO images that are getting bigger with each new release, supported on both 64-bit and 32-bit hardware platforms.

Once again, the boot menu is unchanged from previous releases, allowing the user to install the operating system using the text-mode installer, check the bootable medium for defects, rescue a broken system, run a memory test, as well as to boot an existing OS from the first drive.

Still using the same text-mode installer

Unfortunately for some of you, this release still uses the same text-mode installer that was found on previous versions of the product, requiring the user to choose a language and location, configure the keyboard, network and clock, partition the disk, create a user, configure the package manager, install the boot loader, and configure the system clock.

The GNOME desktop environment remains unchanged

It appears to us that the users love the single-panel layout of the GNOME desktop environment used in this distro, as it remains unchanged from previous releases, providing users with the same traditional, familiar and easy-to-use graphical session.

Bottom line

Overall, even if Ubuntu Studio 10.04 has not been qualified as an LTS release, it offers one of the most stable and reliable open source operating systems suitable for multimedia production. Keep in mind though, that it is no longer maintained and has been archived for historical purposes only.

Ubuntu Studio was reviewed by Marius Nestor
Last updated on May 26th, 2014
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