[LAA] 64 Studio 2.1 'A Minha Menina' released!

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Date: Sunday, June 15, 2008 - 8:57 am

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:

http://www.64studio.com/

We hope you enjoy being creative with free software!
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