Alpha version of 64 Studio released for download
64 Studio Ltd. is a company developing a collection of software for
digital content creation on x86_64 hardware (that's AMD's 64-bit CPUs
and Intel's EM64T chips). It's based on the pure 64 port of Debian
GNU/Linux, but with a specialised package selection and lots of other
Like to see the work in progress? You can now download an iso image
for version 0.2.0 alpha. This will install Debian Pure 64 with X.org,
the Gnome desktop and an initial selection of creative applications
including music, graphics and publishing tools.
Please note that there is no low-latency kernel package included in
this version, and that this release is provided for testing only.
Problems in this release include wrongly configured apt sources,
useful packages missing or not installed by default, confusing menus
and assorted warnings during installation. There are probably plenty
of other things wrong with it as well, which is why we're calling
this an alpha release. But it does actually install and run on our
Opteron test hardware, so it's a start : )
Needless to say, anyone who is interested in getting involved with the
64 Studio project is most welcome. Our aim is to create a
distribution with full (but completely optional) commercial support,
which will generate revenue to pay free software developers.