The goal of this project is to showcase the variety of multimedia software available on the GNU/Linux platform and to enable creative individuals to accomplish their tasks with the help of Free Software.
Updates (via Distrowatch):
ArtistX 0.8 released:
Marco Ghirlanda has announced the release of ArtistX 1.2, an Ubuntu-based distribution designed for musicians and other artists, and featuring a large collection of multimedia and graphics software: "After nearly ten years of development and more than ten versions, the ArtistX 1.2 multimedia studio on a DVD is finally here. It's an Ubuntu 11.10-based live DVD that turns a common computer into a full multimedia production studio. ArtistX 1.2 is created with the Relinux 'successor of Remastersys' software for live DVDs and includes the 3.0.0-15 Linux kernel, GNOME 3 and KDE 4.7 and about 2,500 free multimedia software packages, nearly everything that exists for the GNU/Linux operating system organized in the GNOME menu.
Main features: based on Ubuntu 11.10 'Oneiric Ocelot' without Unity with all updates (from October 2011); most of GNU/Linux multimedia packages and the very easy Ubiquity installer. The password for sudo and installation is blank (just press 'Enter')."
Visit the project's home page to read the full release announcement. Download: artistx_1.2_live_dvd_iso.iso (4,101MB, MD5, torrent).
A partial list of softwares included in the DVD:
* 2D Graphic Software: Gimp, Inkscape, Nip2, Krita, Synfig, Rawstudio, Skencil, Hugin.
* 3D Graphic softwares: Blender, Wings3D, Kpovmodeler + Povray 3.6, K3D.
* Video softwares: Cinelerra, Openshot, Kino, Openmovieeditor, Kdenlive, Pitivi, Avidemux, Devede, and many others.
* Video and Music players: Mplayer, Helix Player, Videolan, Xine, Kaffeine, Kmplayer, LastFM and many others.
* Music software: PD and externals, Rosegarden, Ardour, TerminatorX, Cecilia/Csound, Gnusound, Mixxx and many others.
On the DVD you can find about 2500 multimedia softwares, practically everything made for the GNU/Linux platform.
• 2012-01-15: Distribution Release: ArtistX 1.2
• 2011-07-07: Distribution Release: ArtistX 1.1
• 2011-02-07: Distribution Release: ArtistX 1.0
• 2010-08-28: Distribution Release: ArtistX 0.9
• 2010-02-02: Distribution Release: ArtistX 0.8
• 2009-05-21: Distribution Release: ArtistX 0.7