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Linux Distribution: musix
Url: http://www.musix.org.ar/

 
After two years of hard work, the Musix project team is proud to announce the release of the first stable version of Musix.

About musix
About Musix

Musix GNU+Linux is a KNOPPIX-based live and installation CD with a large collection of free audio software. It is a Free Operating system intended for musicians and users in general. Musix GNU+Linux also contains an enormous collection of free programs.

Some Features

The system will boot from your CD/DVD drive, with no need to install anything on your hard disk. The programs currently support the Spanish and English languages.

1. Master for CD
2. Publish musical scores
3. Print musical scores
4. Create MIDI Instruments
5. Record and reproduce Audio and MIDI
6. Edit and mix Audio and MIDI tracks with Multitrack Sequencers/Editors
7. Perform noise-reduction to recover recordings
8. Use effects in real time with any device (microphone, line, etc.)
9. Connect a keyboard or another MIDI device and control the available software
synthesizers

Free Software

In order to be considered considered free software, its users must have the following four freedoms:

1. The freedom to run the program, for any purpose.

2. The freedom to study how the program works, and adapt it to your needs. Access to the source code is a precondition for this.

3. The freedom to redistribute copies so you can help your neighbor.

4. The freedom to improve the program, and release your improvements to the public, so that the whole community benefits. Access to the source code is a precondition for this.

Releases:
2008-12-10 00:00:00.0 Musix GNU+Linux 1.0R6 has been released    View
After three months of testing, the stable release of Musix GNU+Linux live DVD 1.0R6 is out. It's a 100% free operating system for artists focused on music production, graphics design and video editing, based on Debian 'Etch' and KNOPPIX. Some packages were upgraded since Musix live DVD 1.0R4, the knoppix-installer fonts now look good, an old kernel 2.6.16 from Musix 0.99 was added to support old hardware. Also, there are many backports made by the Musix team; we highlight LMMS, Jackd, Mscore, Rosegarden and Ardour. This DVD is used daily in music schools, so we know what teachers and students need.
2008-08-08 00:00:00.0 Musix GNU+Linux 1.0R2R5 has been released    View
The Brazilian music teacher Gilberto Borges tells us that he has finished the last Musix GNU+Linux 1.0 stable version on CD, a 100% free operating system for artists focused on music production, based on Debian GNU/Linux and KNOPPIX. This version of Musix, 1.0R2R5, fully supports Brazilian Portuguese and English languages, and it partially supports Spanish, French, German and Italian. Borges highlights the updated packages: Muse 0.8.1a (light Audio and MIDI sequencer), Muse Score 0.9.2.2 (score editor), Painel Musix 1.7 (control panel), Rosegarden 1.7.0 (MIDI and Audio sequencer and score editor), knx-installer 0.3.19.90 (a bug fix for the ugly fonts).
2008-05-24 00:00:00.0 Musix GNU+Linux 1.0R4 has been released    View
The Musix GNU+Linux 1.0R4 live DVD was produced on the basis of the stable version 1.0R3 CD. Musix 1.0 is based on KNOPPIX and stable Debian but it has the latest versions of many important applications. New and upgraded software on the live DVD: Rakarrack (a great effects processor for guitars), LASH 0.5.4, AZR3 1.0.3 (a high quality Hammond organ emulator, ported from a VSTi), Asma davul drum kit... Many fundamental programs have been updated since Musix 1.0R3: Ardour 2.1 (2.4.1 available as a DEB package), Rosegarden 1.7.0, Jackd 0.109.2, LMMS 0.3.2, QJackCtl 0.3.2, WhySynth 2008-04-12, and more. Dozens of packages were upgraded to the latest Debian Etch versions for security reasons.
2008-04-09 00:00:00.0 Musix GNU+Linux 1.0R3 has been released    View
It's a 100% free multimedia operating system intended for music production, graphic design, audio and video edition, and all kind of tasks. It contains an enormous collection of free (as in freedom) programs that can replace Windows or Mac OS X. Musix GNU+Linux 1.0 R3 Stable Live-CD was produced on the basis of the stable version 1.0 R2 and the reports about prior test versions. Musix 1.0 is based on Knoppix and Debian/Stable. 1.0 R3 Stable solves several 1.0 R2's problems, among them, the "Inconsistent Filesystem Structure" bug after an improper shutdown and the SATA HD installation bug. English is now the default boot language and new functionalities were added, for instance: automount of CDs, DVDs and USB memories, the "install" boot argument, or the "hormiga" add on for KDE.
2008-01-31 00:00:00.0 Musix GNU+Linux 1.0r3 Test 5 is available    View
Musix GNU+Linux 1.0r3 Test 5 live DVD and CD released. This is our first DVD! Musix GNU+Linux 1.0r3 Test 5 live DVD and live CD are both testing versions produced on the basis of the stable version 1.0r2 and the reports about previous tests. Musix 1.0 is based on KNOPPIX and Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 stable. The goals of the DVD are: better language support; more education, video, graphic, and audio applications; a better general purpose system. New packages on the live DVD: OpenOffice.org (75 languages), full KDE Desktop (63 languages), dozens of educational applications, a 75Mb Steinway Piano Soundfont, full printer and scanner support, Amarok, Scribus, Cinelerra, Kino...
2008-01-02 00:00:00.0 Musix GNU+Linux 1.0r3 Test 4 has been released    View
We released Musix GNU+Linux 1.0r3 Test 4, a testing version produced on the basis of the stable version 1.0r2. This release solves several problems, among them, the 'Inconsistent Filesystem Structure' bug after an improper shut-down and, finally, it solves the SATA hard drive installation bug. English is now the default boot language and new functionality was added, for instance: auto-mount of CDs, DVDs and USB memory devices, or the 'install' boot argument. Fundamental programs have been updated: Ardour 2.1, jackd 0,103, Solfege 3.6.4, MusixControl 1.5. New packages were added: Firefox 2.0.0.3, aMSN 0.97, MusixStarter and Gnumeric.
2007-12-27 00:00:00.0 Musix GNU+Linux 1.0R3 Test 3 has been released    View
1.0 R3 Test3 solves several Musix 1.0 R2's problems, among them, the "Inconsistent Filesystem Structure" bug after an improper shutdown, and it tries to solve the SATA HD installation bug... Fundamental programs have been updated since Musix 1.0 R2: Ardour 2.1, Jackd 0,103, Solfege 3.6.4, or Musixcontrol. New packages were added: Firefox 2.0.0.3 (iceweasel) aMSN 0.97rc1, Musixstarter or Gnumeric, turning Musix into a friendlier system for general users. Our software repository now contains LMMS 0.3.1, which can handle native VST plugins.
2007-06-01 00:00:00.0 Musix 1.0 has been out    View
After two years of hard work, the Musix project team is proud to announce the release of the first stable version of Musix. Musix is a 100% free multimedia operating system derived from KNOPPIX and Debian stable, designed for artists as well as general users. This new release includes the Linux Kernel 2.6.21. The documentation was updated and many important applications were upgraded (among those: Ardour 2.0.0.2, Rosegarden 1.5.1 and the Musix's Control Panel). Some new programs were also installed (MScore, Nekobee). Many bugs were corrected and some new functionality added.
 
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