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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
Well, it's not exactly brand new, but I am taking my first real look at Ubuntu Studio 11.04 (based on Ubuntu "Natty Narwhal"). This is what we decided to put on our "guest" computer when Debian "Wheezy" proved not to be so easy, and it gives us an opportunity to step out of our rut and look at a new GNU/Linux distribution.
So we decided to try out Ubuntu Studio. Ubuntu Studio is a flavor of Ubuntu optimized for multimedia users. The main difference at present seems to be what software it installs by default.
Ubuntu Studio specializes in multimedia applications used on a creative workstation. This is a good fit for our household
I have two major objections to Ubuntu, which is why I haven't used it in the past:
* I prefer KDE to Gnome, especially with KDE4
* I don't like the default single-user installation
However, there is an "alternate install" version of Ubuntu, which means using the standard Debian installer.