ArtistX 1.4, an Ubuntu-based distribution that aims to enable artists and creators from a number of fields to work via a live and free environment, has just been released.
ArtistX has been in development for almost ten years and a lot of versions were launched along the way, but the new one, 1.4, aims to be the best released so far.
The new ArtistX 1.4 distribution is based on Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal) and it turns a simple compute into a full multimedia production studio.
The distribution uses Linux kernel 3.5.0-25, GNOME 3.4, and has about 2.500 free multimedia software packages, nearly everything that exists for the GNU/Linux operating system.
Unlike Ubuntu 12.10, ArtistX doesn't use Unity and the security updates have been integrated up October 2012, which means that it's not quite up to date.
Highlights of ArtistX 1.4:
• 3D Engine and Development Software Meshlabs has been added;
• 3D Modeling and Animation Software has been added, including Art of Illusion, Ayam, Blender, Equinox 3D, K3d, Make Human, Moonlight3D, Sculptris, Wings3D, SweetHome3D, and Y.A.P.R.M;
• Audio DJ Software has been added, including Beatport SYN, Freecycle, Freewheling, Mixxx, QSampler, Smasher, Tactile 12000, and TerminatorX;
• Video VJ Software has been added, including DelVJ, FreeJ, FreeMix, Gephex, OnyxVJ, and Veejay VSXU;
• Audio Synth Software was added, including amSynth, Freebirth, Horgand, Hydrogen, Ingen, Mx44, Psychosynth, Qsynth, Rakarrack, SetBfree, Sineshaper, and Yoshimi;
• Audio DAW and Tracker Software has been added, including Ardour, Jokosher, Lmms, Rosegarden, Traverso, and Wired.
“It doesn’t need to be installed, and boots directly into a running system without touching hard drives. The files produced with ArtistX can be easily stored on USB devices or CD/DVD medium while it is running,” states the official announcement.
A complete list of new applications and features can be found in the changelog.
Download ArtistX 1.4 right now from Softpedia.