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64 Studio Review

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Many people know the mantra - if you are a gamer or office worker, you use the OS from Redmond. If you are a creative person such as a musician, video editor, etc you use a Mac. Geeks use Linux. But more and more people are moving away from Windows and seeking either Macs or Linux. If you switch to Mac you have to spend a ton of money and if you switch to Linux, it’s free and you can use the hardware you already have. But what if you’re a creative person? Can you only go to a Mac? Lots of people want to allow the creative people to come to Linux so there are more and more Linux distros for the creative types. This month, in Linux Format Magazine, 64 Studio was bundled on the disc. It doesn’t run as a liveCD or liveDVD so I’m running it in VirtualBox. As you can see here, it is a Debian-based distro:

I haven’t installed Debian since Debian 3 when I installed it for my print/file server (luigi), so I’m not sure if the GUI installation begins this way, but strangely it appears to use the ncurces installation.

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