AV Linux 6.0 Released!
(A Completely Free Linux-Based Virtual Studio)
Bandshed has released AV Linux 6.0, a self-contained Linux distribution which is tailored for working with multimedia and audio/video production.
After a very turbulent development period AV Linux 6.0 is finally here. This is a state-of-the-art release that culminates over 5 versions and 5 years of experience and refinement into the best release to date.
I can’t find the complete list of the included applications (help, anyone?), but I know that AV Linux features the most popular open source programs, as well as demo versions of popular commercial software. So, although I’m a complete noob when it comes to Linux, I really like the idea of having a complete studio on a USB drive. Man, I’ll have to check this one out!
UPDATE: Regarding the included applications, reader silkjoke informed me that the complete list is available on page 28 of the official user manual. I took a quick look and saw that they included Qtractor, LMMS, ArdourVST (with Windows VST support!), LinuxDSP stuff, etc. Looking great so far!
Video Demo: http://redi.se/1cs
AV Linux 6.0 is available for free download via Bandshed (2,5GB download size, ISO image). The cool thing about this is that you can run the system from a USB drive, without having to install it on a hard drive.