For the audio, graphics, and video lovers out there…Ubuntu Studio 7.04 is here! One of the developers, “joejaxx,” posted about the new release to give some insight as to what you can expect after getting Ubuntu Studio up and running:

The Ubuntu Studio team is proud to announce its first release: 7.04 for Intel i386-compatible processors. With this release, which you can download for DVD in little over 860 MiB, we offer a feature that is somewhat reminiscent of Ubuntu Server: on installation, you can choose between the Audio, Graphics or Video tasks; and choose also to install a number of plugins, which for this release is mainly aimed at audio production.

To test out Ubuntu Studio you have to install it on your PC because there is no LiveCD/DVD to use. After you get it up and running you’ll find some of these great applications there for you to use:

  • Video:
    • PiTiVi – Video editor
    • dvgrab – Grab digital video data via IEEE1394 links
  • Graphics:
    • Blender – A very fast and versatile 3D suite for modeling, animation, rendering, post-production, interactive creation and playback.
    • Gimp – Powerful photo editing application often compared to Adobe Photoshop.
    • Inkscape – A vector-based drawing program similar to Adobe Illustrator.
  • Audio:
    • Audacity – Swiss army audio editor
    • Ardour – Digital audio workstation
  • And much much more…

Ubuntu Studio also brings a sexy black theme to your computer, but I think it might be a little too dark for my own liking. Here are three screenshots to give you an overview of what it looks like:

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The demand for this release is so great that the site seems to be suffering from the same troubles that Ubuntu had when they released 7.04 a few weeks ago. Their site is currently unavailable so we have taken the liberty of posting links to several mirrors that are hosting Ubuntu Studio 7.04, and I put them in the order of the fastest first. I was receiving 500KBps+ on the first mirror which nearly maxed out my download speed.

Note: The ISO image is 860MB which is just slightly larger than what a CD can hold, so you’ll have to burn this to a DVD.

Source: Download Squad

Thanks for the tip Mohan!