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ArtistX 1.4
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1 11448 04-25-2013
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No recommendations None indicated 6.0

Description: "After nearly ten years of development and more than ten versions, the ArtistX 1.4 multimedia studio on a DVD is finally here. It's an Ubuntu 12.10-based live DVD that turns a common computer into a full multimedia production studio. ArtistX 1.4 includes the 3.5 Linux kernel, GNOME 3.4 and about 2,500 free multimedia software packages, nearly everything that exists for the GNU/Linux operating system organized in the menu. Main features: based on Ubuntu 12.10 without Unity and with all updates; most of GNU/Linux multimedia packages and the very easy Ubiquity installer. We have now a new forum and a new Software page with the top 100 free software available in ArtistX."
Keywords: Ubuntu-based kernel-3.5 multimedia-studio

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Old 04-25-2013, 11:10 AM   #1
Registered: Jul 2006
Distribution: CentOS, Xubuntu
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Would you recommend the product? no | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 6

Pros: Software for every purpose
Cons: but some’s a bit buggy or poorly selected

ArtistX is based on Ubuntu, with a low-latency kernel, the Gnome desktop, and many multimedia applications.

This is a huge collection of software, needing 20GB of hard drive to install. All the usual multimedia tools are present, but there’s also a lot of duplication: do we really need Calligra and Gnome Office, and wouldn’t LibreOffice have been better? Some of the software is quite unexpected, like a yacht sail designer! A list of the main programs can be found at

Of the programs I tested, some left warnings in the CLI; VLC was the version that gives trouble with some video chips, while Totem, Gnome-mplayer, and Dragon were unusably slow; and Epiphany crashed with an illegal instruction, leaving Konqueror as the only browser. I was unable to test the installer, since my guest partition is too small.

The bugs didn’t inspire confidence, and its sheer size makes this a little difficult to get to grips with — Ubuntu Studio is a much better option.


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