Press Release - 64 Studio 2.1 'A Minha Menina' released!
Isle of Wight, UK, 9th June, 2008
64 Studio is a GNU/Linux distribution tailor-made for digital content creation, including audio, video, graphics and publishing tools. A remix of Debian 4.0 'Etch', it comes in both AMD64/Intel64 and 32-bit flavours, to run on nearly all PC hardware. We aim to combine the stability and quality of Etch with a specialised real-time preemption kernel and the latest creative tools demanded by multimedia artists. Our tweaks to Debian include simplified installation and default settings which help get production started quickly.
Version 2.1 is the first update to the second stable release of 64 Studio. It is named after a song by Jorge Ben, recorded by Os Mutantes and covered by The Bees. New versions of applications such as Ardour and Rosegarden are the main reason to upgrade, plus general bugfixes and updates from Etch. It's not meant to be a bleeding edge release; it only contains necessary changes. Some distros aim to give you the latest of everything, but we prefer our stable branch to concentrate on long-term usability. In that respect, it's similar to Debian stable or Ubuntu LTS. It's a recommended upgrade for all 64 Studio users, without fear of system breakage.
Upgrades from previous 64 Studio releases
Full upgrade instructions for the command line or Synaptic are available at: http://www.64studio.com/upgrade
A new apt mirror for the stable branch is now available at:
deb http://www.mirrorservice.org/sites/64studio.com/apt/ 64studio main
Thanks to the Computer Science department at the University of Kent in the UK - you guys rock, and roll :-)
New 64 Studio installations
DVD-R image mirrors are listed here: http://www.64studio.com/download
Checking the integrity of your download with md5sum is strongly recommended.
Release notes are available in Czech, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish and Swedish - thanks again to all our translators!
For users without a DVD burner, images for the 64 Studio 2.0 Live CD are still available from our download mirrors. We also recommend the live CD for users who want to check out 64 Studio without installing.
Contact the 64 Studio project
For more details, to join our mailing lists and forums, or to post bug reports, please visit:
We hope you enjoy being creative with free software!