Welcome to the Vivid Vervet edition of Ubuntu Studio, an open source distribution of Linux based on the latest Ubuntu technologies and tailored for musicians, graphic artist, and other multimedia processionals who want a free, stable and reliable operating system for their daily tasks.

Distributed as 64 and 32-bit Live DVDs with low-latency kernel

Ubuntu Studio 15.04 was officially announced on April 23, 2015 and will be supported until January 2016. It is available for download as Live DVD ISO images supporting both 64 and 32-bit.

The boot menu has not been changed, allowing the user to start the installation process, boot an existing operating system from the first drive, rescue a broken system, perform a RAM test, as well as to check the integrity of the bootable medium (only if using a DVD media).

Uses the same Xfce setup as Xubuntu

Major changes have occurred on the graphical desktop, as the Xfce environment has been greatly modified to be provide users with a more lightweight computing experience when creating their multimedia projects. It uses a single panel located on the upper part of the screen from where the user can easily launch apps and interact with running programs.

Conclusions

In conclusion, Ubuntu Studio 15.04 is quite a surprise release, as it now uses a tweaked Xfce desktop environment with a single-panel layout. However, we are still disappointed in project’s lack of Live DVDs that allow anyone to use the operating system without installing it.