Welcome to the Natty Narwhal edition of Ubuntu Studio, an open source operating system built around the traditional GNOME desktop environment and based on the latest Ubuntu Linux technologies. It is a distribution of Linux suitable for multimedia production work in dedicated studios or workshops.
Available as Alternate DVDs that cannot be tried prior to installation
Ubuntu Studio 11.04 was officially announced by Canonical on April 28, 2011 and supported with software updates until October 28, 2012. It can be downloaded only as Alternate DVD ISO images of 1.5GB in size, designed to be deployed on 32-bit or 64-bit instruction set architectures.
The Alternate DVDs features the same boot menu that was available in previous releases, allowing the user to start the installation process, boot an existing operating system, test the system memory (RAM), as well as to verify the integrity of the bootable medium (only if using a DVD media).
Using the same easy-to-use text-mode installer
As mentioned, at this moment it's not possible to try the operating system before installing. The entire installation process is text-based and will require users to choose a language and location, configure the keyboard, configure the network and clock, partition the disk, create a user, configure the package manager, install the boot loader and configure the system clock.
Powered by the same traditional and lightweight GNOME 2 desktop environment
While Ubuntu uses the modern Unity user interface, Ubuntu Studio is faithful to the traditional and lightweight GNOME 2 desktop environment, using the same desktop theme, icon theme, and wallpaper that were available in the last four releases.
All in all, Ubuntu Studio 11.04 is yet another stable and reliable release of this wonderful Ubuntu-based operating system suitable for multimedia production work. Unfortunately, it is no longer supported and has been archived for historical purposes only.