Ubuntu Studio

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An Ubuntu-based operating system designed for creative people who want to create art

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Welcome to the Quantal Quetzal edition of Ubuntu Studio,  a free, easy-to-use and powerful Linux-based operating system built around the lightweight Xfce desktop environment and offering some of the best open source applications for multimedia production.

Distributed as Live DVDs for 64-bit and 32-bit architectures

Ubuntu Studio 12.10 was officially announced on October 18, 2012 along wih many other Ubuntu flavors, and supported until May 16, 2014. The operating system is available for download as Live DVD ISO images of over 2GB in size, which means that the user must write them to DVD discs or USB thumb drives of 4GB or higher capacity in order to boot them from the BIOS of a PC.

The boot menu of the Live DVDs is identical with the one of the Ubuntu Studio 12.04 LTS release, allowing the user to start the live environment, permanently install the distribution on a local drive, boot an existing OS from the first disk, perform a memory check, as well as to verify the integrity of the bootable medium (only if using a DVD media).

Using the same beautiful Xfce desktop environment with even more multimedia apps

While the beautiful and lightweight Xfce desktop environment uses the same panel/dock layout, wallpaper and desktop theme that was available since Ubuntu Studio 12.04 LTS, it has been tweaked a little to be more responsive and look good.

The first thing we've noticed about Ubuntu Studio 12.10 was its size, which is bigger than the previous version with approximately 300MB. This means that it includes even more multimedia apps, among which we can mention SooperLooper, Agave, Rapid Photo Downloader, Scribus, FontForge, as well as a wide range of audio effects.

Bottom line

Summing up, Ubuntu 12.10 is a really great, good looking, stable and powerful Ubuntu-based operating system designed from the ground up for creative people. Unfortunately, this version is no longer maintained by Canonical and has been archived for historical purposes only.

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