What makes Ubuntu Studio more relateable than other Linux desktop distributions is that Ubuntu Studio allows for direct, realtime process prioritized access to drivers and peripherals. If low latency is your priority, you should download the Ubuntu Studio 10.10 Maverick Meercat DVD and install it. I decided to mirror both distributions of Ubuntu Studio 10.10. If you are running an intel based typical machine, then you should probably download Ubuntu Studio for 32 bit architecture. Else, if you’re running 64 bit architecture (AMD), then download the AMD64 DVD ISO. Be sure to tell your BIOS to boot from your DVD ROM and be aware that the typical installation method will wipe out anything on your boot drive.
Here’s a screenshot of my semi-opaque black terminal over the default Ubuntu Studio desktop graphic:
Ubuntu Studio can be installed on laptops and it can also be deployed as virtual desktop infrastructure using Eucalyptus to distribute and aggregate compute resources for scale. Let me know if you would like to know more.
You can also install it on a Mac. I’m running on a MacBook Pro 3,1. For more info visit: