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DistroWatch.com: Ubuntu Studio

Ubuntu Studio

Last Update: 2017-08-17 23:16 UTC


Ubuntu Studio is a variant of Ubuntu aimed at the GNU/Linux audio, video and graphic enthusiast as well as professional. The distribution provides a collection of open-source applications available for multimedia creation.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 58 (195), 6 months: 61 (188), 3 months: 78 (134), 4 weeks: 76 (144), 1 week: 79 (121)

Average visitor rating: 6.14/10 from 7 review(s).


Ubuntu Studio Summary
Distribution Ubuntu Studio
Home Page http://ubuntustudio.org/
Mailing Lists http://ubuntustudio.org/support
User Forums http://ubuntuforums.org/forumdisplay.php?f=335
Alternative User Forums LinuxQuestions.org
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Download Mirrors http://ubuntustudio.org/download/LinuxTracker.org
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 2017-04-14: Distribution Release: Ubuntu Studio 17.04
 • 2016-10-15: Distribution Release: Ubuntu Studio 16.10
 • 2016-04-22: Distribution Release: Ubuntu Studio 16.04
 • 2015-10-23: Distribution Release: Ubuntu Studio 15.10
 • 2015-04-24: Distribution Release: Ubuntu Studio 15.04
 • 2014-04-18: Distribution Release: Ubuntu Studio 14.04
 • 2013-10-17: Distribution Release: Ubuntu Studio 13.10
 • 2013-04-26: Distribution Release: Ubuntu Studio 13.04
 • 2012-10-19: Distribution Release: Ubuntu Studio 12.10
 • 2012-04-27: Distribution Release: Ubuntu Studio 12.04
 • 2011-10-14: Distribution Release: Ubuntu Studio 11.10
 • 2011-04-28: Distribution Release: Ubuntu Studio 11.04
 • More Ubuntu Studio releases...

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Feature 17.04
zesty
16.10
yakkety
16.04
xenial
15.10
wily
15.04
vivid
14.10
utopic
14.04
trusty
13.10
saucy
13.04
raring
12.10
quantal
12.04
precise
11.10
oneiric
11.04
natty
10.10
maverick
10.04
lucid
9.10
karmic
9.04
jaunty
8.10
intrepid
8.04
hardy
7.10
gutsy
7.04
feisty
Feature
Release Date 2017-04-13 2016-10-13 2016-04-21 2015-10-22 2015-04-23 2014-10-23 2014-04-17 2013-10-17 2013-04-25 2012-10-18 2012-04-26 2011-10-13 2011-04-28 2010-10-10 2010-04-29 2009-10-29 2009-04-23 2008-10-30 2008-04-24 2007-10-20 2007-05-10 Release Date
End Of Life 2018-01 2017-07 2019-04 2016-01 2015-07 2015-07 2017-04                             End Of Life
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Price (US$)
Image Size (MB) 2361-2361MB                                         Image Size (MB)
Free Download ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO Free Download
Installation Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Installation
Default Desktop Xfce Xfce Xfce Xfce Xfce Xfce Xfce Xfce Xfce Xfce Xfce Xfce GNOME GNOME GNOME GNOME GNOME GNOME GNOME GNOME GNOME Default Desktop
Package Management DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB Package Management
Release Model Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Release Model
Office Suite LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- OO.o OO.o Office Suite
Processor Architecture i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386 Processor Architecture
Init Software systemd systemd systemd systemd systemd systemd systemd systemd Upstart Upstart Upstart Upstart Upstart Upstart Upstart Upstart Upstart Upstart Upstart Upstart Upstart Init Software
Journaled File Systems Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Journaled File Systems
Multilingual                                           Multilingual
Asian Language Support                                           Asian Language Support
Full Package List 17.04 16.10 16.04 15.10 15.04 14.10 14.04 13.10 13.04 12.10 12.04 11.10 11.04 10.10 10.04 9.10 9.04 8.10 8.04 7.10 7.04 Full Package List
Package 17.04
zesty
16.10
yakkety
16.04
xenial
15.10
wily
15.04
vivid
14.10
utopic
14.04
trusty
13.10
saucy
13.04
raring
12.10
quantal
12.04
precise
11.10
oneiric
11.04
natty
10.10
maverick
10.04
lucid
9.10
karmic
9.04
jaunty
8.10
intrepid
8.04
hardy
7.10
gutsy
7.04
feisty
Package
abiword (3.0.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- abiword (3.0.2)
alsa-lib (1.1.4.1) 1.1.3 1.1.0 1.1.0 1.0.29 1.0.28 1.0.28 1.0.27.2 1.0.27.2 1.0.25 1.0.25 1.0.25 1.0.24.1 1.0.24.1 1.0.23 1.0.22 1.0.20 1.0.18 1.0.17a 1.0.15 1.0.14 1.0.13 alsa-lib (1.1.4.1)
ati-driver (16.40) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 8.780 8.723 8.660 8.600 8.543 -- -- -- ati-driver (16.40)
bash (4.4) 4.4 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.1 4.1 4.0 3.2 3.2 3.2 3.2 3.2 bash (4.4)
bind (9.11.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- bind (9.11.2)
chromium (60.0.3112.101) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- chromium (60.0.3112.101)
cups (2.2.4) 2.2.2 2.2.0 2.1.3 2.1.0 2.0.2 1.7.5 1.7.2 1.7.0rc1 1.6.2 1.6.1 1.5.2 1.5.0 1.4.6 1.4.4 1.4.3 1.4.1 1.3.9 1.3.9 1.3.7 1.3.2 1.2.8 cups (2.2.4)
dhcp (4.3.6) 4.3.5 4.3.3 4.3.3 4.3.1 4.3.1 4.2.4 4.2.4 4.2.4 4.2.4 4.2.4 4.1.ESV-R4 4.1.1-P1 4.1.1-P1 3.1.3 3.1.3 3.1.2 3.1.1 3.1.1 3.0.6 3.0.5 3.0.4 dhcp (4.3.6)
e2fsprogs (1.43.5) 1.43.4 1.43.3 1.42.13 1.42.12 1.42.12 1.42.10 1.42.9 1.42.8 1.42.5 1.42.5 1.42 1.41.14 1.41.14 1.41.12 1.41.11 1.41.9 1.41.4 1.41.3 1.40.8 1.40.2 1.39 e2fsprogs (1.43.5)
firefox (55.0.2) 52.0.1 49.0 45.0.2 41.0.2 37.0 33.0 28.0 24.0 20.0 16.0.1 11.0 7.0.1 4.0 3.6.10 3.6.3 3.5.3 3.0.8 3.0.3 3.0b5 2.0.0.6 2.0.0.3 firefox (55.0.2)
freetype (2.8) 2.6.3 2.6.3 2.6.1 2.5.2 2.5.2 2.5.2 2.5.2 2.4.12 2.4.11 2.4.10 2.4.8 2.4.4 2.4.4 2.4.2 2.3.11 2.3.9 2.3.9 2.3.7 2.3.5 2.3.5 2.2.1 freetype (2.8)
gcc (7.2.0) 6.3.0 6.1.1 5.3.1 5.2.1 4.9.2 4.9.1 4.8.2 4.8.1 4.7.3 4.7.2 4.6.3 4.6.1 4.5.2 4.4.4 4.4.3 4.4.1 4.3.3 4.3.1 4.2.3 4.1.2 4.1.2 gcc (7.2.0)
gimp (2.8.22) 2.8.20 2.8.18 2.8.16 2.8.14 2.8.14 2.8.10 2.8.10 2.8.6 2.8.4 2.8.2 2.6.12 2.6.11 2.6.11 2.6.10 2.6.8 2.6.7 2.6.6 2.6.1 2.4.5 2.4.0rc3 2.2.13 gimp (2.8.22)
glibc (2.26) 2.24 2.24 2.23 2.21 2.21 2.19 2.19 2.17 2.17 2.15 2.15 2.13 2.13 2.12.1 2.11.1 2.10.1 2.9 2.8 2.7 2.6.1 2.5 glibc (2.26)
gnome-shell (3.24.3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnome-shell (3.24.3)
gnucash (2.6.17) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnucash (2.6.17)
gnumeric (1.12.35) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnumeric (1.12.35)
grub (2.02) 2.02beta3 2.02beta2 2.02beta2 2.02alpha2 2.02beta2 2.02beta2 2.02beta2 2.00 2.00 2.00 1.99 1.99 1.99rc1 1.98 1.98 1.97beta4 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 grub (2.02)
gtk+ (3.22.18) 3.22.11 3.20.9 3.18.9 2.24.28 2.24.27 2.24.25 2.24.23 2.24.20 2.24.17 2.24.13 2.24.10 2.24.6 2.24.4 2.22.0 2.20.0 2.18.3 2.16.1 2.14.4 2.12.9 2.12.0 2.10.11 gtk+ (3.22.18)
httpd (2.4.27) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 2.2.3 httpd (2.4.27)
inkscape (0.92.2) 0.92.1 0.91 0.91 0.91 0.91 0.48.5 0.48.4 0.48.4 0.48.4 0.48.3.1 0.48.3.1 0.48.2 0.48.1 0.48.0 0.47.0 0.47pre1 0.46 0.46 0.46 0.45.1 0.45 inkscape (0.92.2)
k3b (17.08.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- k3b (17.08.0)
kmod (24) 22 22 22 21 18 18 15 9 9 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- kmod (24)
libgnome (2.32.1) 2.32.1 2.32.1 2.32.1 2.32.1 2.32.1 2.32.1 2.32.1 2.32.1 2.32.1 2.32.1 2.32.1 2.32.1 2.32.1 2.32.0 2.30.0 2.28.0 2.26.0 2.24.1 2.22.0 2.20.0 2.18.0 libgnome (2.32.1)
libreoffice (5.4.0) 5.3.1 5.2.2 5.1.2 5.0.2 4.4.2 4.3.2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 2.3.0 2.2.0 libreoffice (5.4.0)
linux (4.12.8) 4.10 4.8 4.4 4.2 3.19 3.16 3.13 3.11 3.8 3.5 3.2 3.0 2.6.38 2.6.35 2.6.32 2.6.31 2.6.28 2.6.27 2.6.24 2.6.22 2.6.20 linux (4.12.8)
Package 17.04
zesty
16.10
yakkety
16.04
xenial
15.10
wily
15.04
vivid
14.10
utopic
14.04
trusty
13.10
saucy
13.04
raring
12.10
quantal
12.04
precise
11.10
oneiric
11.04
natty
10.10
maverick
10.04
lucid
9.10
karmic
9.04
jaunty
8.10
intrepid
8.04
hardy
7.10
gutsy
7.04
feisty
Package
lxde-common (0.99.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- lxde-common (0.99.2)
mariadb (10.2.8) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mariadb (10.2.8)
mate-desktop (1.18.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mate-desktop (1.18.0)
mesa (17.1.6) 17.0.3 12.0.3 11.2.0 11.0.2 10.5.2 10.3.0 10.1.0 9.2.1 9.1.1 9.0 8.0.2 7.11 7.10.2 7.9git 7.7.1 7.6.0 7.4 7.2 7.0.3rc2 7.0.1 6.5.2 mesa (17.1.6)
mysql (5.7.19) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mysql (5.7.19)
nautilus (3.24.2.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 3.4.2 3.4.1 -- 2.32.2.1 2.32.0 2.30.0 2.28.0 2.26.2 2.24.1 2.22.2 2.20.0 2.18.1 nautilus (3.24.2.1)
NVIDIA (384.59) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 304.43 295.40 280.13 270.41.06 260.19.06 195.36.15 188.18.36 180.44 177.80 -- -- 1.0-9631 NVIDIA (384.59)
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- openbox (3.6.1)
openjdk (8u144) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- openjdk (8u144)
openssh (7.5p1) 7.4p1 7.3p1 7.2p2 6.9p1 6.7p1 6.6p1 6.6p1 6.2p2 6.1p1 6.0p1 5.9p1 5.8p1 5.8p1 5.5p1 5.3p1 5.1p1 5.1p1 5.1p1 4.7p1 4.6p1 4.3p2 openssh (7.5p1)
openssl (1.1.0f) 1.0.2g 1.0.2g 1.0.2g 1.0.2d 1.0.1f 1.0.1f 1.0.1f 1.0.1e 1.0.1c 1.0.1c 1.0.1 1.0.0e 0.9.8o 0.9.8o 0.9.8k 0.9.8g 0.9.8g 0.9.8g 0.9.8g 0.9.8e 0.9.8c openssl (1.1.0f)
perl (5.26.0) 5.24.1 5.22.2 5.22.1 5.20.2 5.20.2 5.20.1 5.18.2 5.14.2 5.14.2 5.14.2 5.14.2 5.12.4 5.10.1 5.10.1 5.10.1 5.10.0 5.10.0 5.10.0 5.8.8 5.8.8 5.8.8 perl (5.26.0)
php (7.1.8) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- php (7.1.8)
plasma-desktop (5.10.4) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- plasma-desktop (5.10.4)
postfix (3.2.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 2.8.5 2.8.2 2.7.1 2.7.0 2.6.5 2.5.5 -- -- -- 2.3.8 postfix (3.2.2)
postgresql (9.6.4) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- postgresql (9.6.4)
Python (3.6.2) 2.7.13 2.7.11 2.7.11 2.7.9 2.7.9 2.7.8 2.7.5 2.7.5 2.7.4 2.7.3 2.7.3 2.7.2 2.7.1 2.6.6 2.6.5 2.6.4rc1 2.6.2 2.5.2 2.5.2 2.5.1 2.5.1rc1 Python (3.6.2)
qt (5.9.1) 5.7.1 5.6.1 5.5.1 4.8.6 4.8.6 4.8.6 4.8.5 4.8.4 4.8.4 4.8.3 4.8.1 4.7.4 4.7.2 4.7.0 4.6.2 4.5.3 4.5.0 4.4.3 3.3.8b 3.3.8 3.3.8 qt (5.9.1)
samba (4.6.7) -- -- -- 4.1.17 4.1.13 4.1.11 4.1.6 3.6.18 3.6.9 3.6.6 3.6.3 3.5.11 3.5.8 3.5.4 3.4.7 3.4.0 3.3.2 3.2.3 3.0.28a 3.0.26a 3.0.24 samba (4.6.7)
systemd (234) 232 231 229 225 219 208 204 204 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- systemd (234)
thunderbird (52.3.0) 45.8.0 45.3.0 38.6.0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 7.0b3 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- thunderbird (52.3.0)
vim (8.0) 8.0 7.4 7.4 7.4 7.4 7.4 7.4 7.4 7.3 7.3 7.3 7.3 7.3 7.2 7.2 7.2 7.2 7.1 7.1 7.1 7.0 vim (8.0)
vlc (2.2.6) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- vlc (2.2.6)
xfdesktop (4.12.4) 4.12.3 4.12.3 4.12.3 4.12.3 4.12.0 4.11.8 4.11.6 4.10.2 4.10.2 4.10.0 4.8.3 4.8.3 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- xfdesktop (4.12.4)
xorg-server (1.19.3) 1.19.3 1.18.4 1.18.3 1.17.2 1.16.0 1.16.0 1.15.1 1.14.3 1.13.3 1.13.0 1.11.4 1.10.4 1.10.1 1.9.0 1.7.6 1.6.4 1.6.0 1.5.2 1.4.1git 1.3.0.0 1.2.0 xorg-server (1.19.3)

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6.1
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Version: 16.04
Rating: 9
Date: 2017-08-13
Votes: 0


works great so far got it on a throw away box with no hard drive , got 4 gigs ram, intel video , installed to a 500 gig seagate expansion drive. recognized network chip, and installed and updated flawlessly, almost too good to be true. only problem so far was plume writer. i installed synaptic pkg mgr.. and uninstalled plume writer love the distro..


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Version: 17.04
Rating: 1
Date: 2017-07-23
Votes: 1


I figured I would try this distro since I was FINALLY setting up a fully Linux Audio / Video / Photo studio, and had heard so many good things about it.

The system is a C2Q 3.0GHz, 8gb DDR2, nVidia 6400, and a couple 1TB Hatchi drives.

I tried 4 versions, including the newest, and no go. Like another review said, I was getting empty / ghost menues, random crashes, and Audio that flaked out a LOT.

AV Linux, tho not as full of programs as before, is WAY more stable on this system, so I will go with that one....sorry Ubuntu Studio.


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Version: 16.04
Rating: 1
Date: 2017-06-22
Votes: 0


Seriously, this is the worst Linux distro I have ever seen. Apart from weird optics it comes with three surprises: a crashing installation routine on my first attempt. Then a completely messed up whisker menu which randomly generates new "unused menus" every time you try to edit it. And a pre-installed JACK that is never operational, not even on an entirely fresh install. Why developers decided to set up a distribution that forces the two sworn enemies JACK and PulseAudio are into marriage, is beyond my understanding. What is this thing aimed at? Multimedia creation? Yeah, like hell. Actually I consider going MS again. Or just forget about it altogether.


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