Ubuntu Studio

10.10 GPL (GNU General Public License)    
3.6/5 9
A multimedia creation flavor of the world's most popular free operating system, Ubuntu

editor's review




Welcome to the Maverick Meerkat edition of Ubuntu Studio, an open source and totally free multimedia production operating system that uses some of the best audio, video and graphics production applications, as well as the latest Ubuntu and GNOME technologies.

Available for download only as Alternate DVDs

Ubuntu Studio 10.10 was officially unveiled by Canonical on October 10, 2010 and supported with software updates until April 10, 2012. It is available for download only as Alternate DVD ISO images that have been engineered to support the 32-bit and 64-bit hardware platforms.

Using Alternate DVDs means that the user will only be able to install the distribution on a local drive, as no live media is provided for this project. From the boot menu, you can start the text-mode installer, boot an existing operating system, rescue a broken OS, run a memory test, and chek the DVD for defects.

A text-mode installer that is easy-to-use

The text-mode installation process will require users to choose the language used for the installation process, choose a location, select a keyboard layout, configure the network and timezone, partition the disk, create a user, configure the package manager, install the boot loader, as well as to configure the system clock.

The graphical desktop environment remains unchanged from previous releases

While the graphical desktop environment, which is still powered by GNOME 2, remains unchanged from previous releases (using the same single-panel layout), the entire Linux distribution gets bigger and bigger with each new version, as there are more and more powerful multimedia-specific applications preinstalled.

Bottom line

All in all, Ubuntu Studio 10.10 proves once again that is a stable, reliable and powerful operating system suitable for multimedia production at home or in a studio. This version is no longer maintained and has been archived for historical purposes only.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
Ubuntu Studio - The desktop environment of the Ubuntu Studio 10.10 Linux operating system

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