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Alpha version of 64 Studio released for download

Hello all,

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.



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