ArtistX is a free live GNU/Linux DVD which turns a common computer into a full multimedia production studio.
It is based on Ubuntu GNU/Linux and contains nearly all the available free audio, 2D and 3D graphics, and video software for the GNU/Linux computing platform. It doesn’t need to be installed, and boots directly into a running system without touching hard drives. The files produced with ArtistX can be easily stored on USB devices or CD/DVD medium while it is running. If you want to install it please take a look to our documentation to the ArtistX Installation Manual (Live DVD section).

After many years of continuous development and ten versions, the ArtistX 1.1 Multimedia Studio on a DVD is finally here.
It’s an Ubuntu 11.04 based live DVD that turns a common computer into a full multimedia production studio: “ArtistX 1.1 is created with the Remastersys software for live DVDs and includes the 2.6.38 Linux kernel, GNOME 2.32 and KDE 4.6, Compiz Fusion and about 2500 free multimedia software packages, nearly everything that exists for the GNU/Linux operating system organized in the Gnome menu. Main features: based on Ubuntu 11.04 “Natty Narwhal” with all updates (from April 2011), Compiz for 3D desktop effects; most of GNU/Linux multimedia packages and the very easy Ubiquity installer. Screenshots here:

Main features

Based on Ubuntu Natty (11.04)
Kernel 2.6.38 Compiz Fusion for 3D Desktop effects
Most of Ubuntu Multimedia packages
Gnome 2.32 and Kde 4.6
Ubiquity Installer

A partial list of software included in the DVD:
2D Graphic Software: Gimp, Inkscape, Nip2, Krita, Synfig, Rawstudio, Skencil, Hugin.
3D Graphic softwares: Blender, Wings3D, K3D.
Video softwares: Cinelerra, Openshot, Kino, Openmovieeditor, Kdenlive, Pitivi, Avidemux, Devede, and many others.
Video and Music players: Mplayer, Videolan, Xine, Kaffeine, Kmplayer, LastFM and many others.
Music software: PD and externals, Rosegarden, Ardour, TerminatorX, Cecilia/Csound.
If you want to contribute and submit bugs/errors/suggestions please write to [email protected]

A huge thanks to our hosting service Midphase: it just works.

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