64studio beta 3.0 question

  • cmay
Posted: Sun, 10/18/2009 - 20:42
I tried the beta for a short while and I have to admit I was a bit disappointed that it uses ubuntu as base instead of debian lenny. I will however use it on my laptop since I have a laptop that most linux distributions wont install on so that way its good news.- I was very happy using the 64studio stable when I found it and I reinstalled it again because i started making music again. I had hoped it would be based on debian lenny when a new release came out. I dont understand the choice to move from debian to ubuntu as base for 64studio. what are the main reasons for doing this.

Thanks. I used debian first

  • cmay
  • 10/15/09
  • Tue, 10/20/2009 - 21:07
Thanks. I used debian first and migrated to ubuntu because of the hardware support being better. so in that context it is good news to me. But I had just the feeling that 64studio was already perfect and with the amount of ubuntu spin offs that is around I could imagine that it would loose some newcomers since most ubuntu remixes does really not offer anything new other than codecs installed per default . I understand the reasons in the answer so thats good to know.


  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Mon, 10/19/2009 - 18:11
The main reason is that the 64 studio company works on custom distributions for clients, and that these are based on Ubuntu on request. To prevent duplication of work, the free distro will also be Ubuntu based, but everything that counts will be maintained by 64 Studio, as always. 64 Studio 3.0 is every bit as stable as 2.1. and I have used it without any problems on my production system since the beta releases started coming out last December. Cheers, Quentin