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I am interested in installing a pro-audio Linux distro. I do hesitate between Ubuntu Studio and KX Studio (Tango Studio and ArtistX could also be an option).

I would like to know what are the main differences between Ubuntu and KX Studio? Moreover, would there be any advantage to add XK packages to Ubuntu Studio?

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closed as off topic by Uri Herrera, belacqua, ajmitch, John S Gruber, RolandiXor Aug 22 '12 at 20:09

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Ubuntu Studio is Linux-based operating system designed as a free, open, and powerful platform for creative people to create their art.

Ubuntu Studio is also Free and Open Source Software (FOSS). Ubuntu Studio free to download and use. You can get the source code, study it and modify it. You can redistribute Ubuntu Studio and can even redistribute your modified version. Read more about these freedoms at’s Free Software page.

As an officially recognized derivative of Ubuntu, Ubuntu Studio is supported by Canonical Ltd. and an amazing and continually increasing community.

Ubuntu Studio is released every six months, but a long term release (LTS) version is released only every 2 years.


  • Audio
  • Graphics
  • Video
  • Photography
  • Publishing1

KXStudio is a collection of applications, artwork and plugins, targeted at audio and video production. KXStudio is also a Linux Distribution, currently based on Ubuntu 12.04. Although focused on GNU/Linux, some of our applications work in other Operating Systems.

The KXStudio project is divided into 4 categories:

  • Applications
  • Artwork
  • Plugins
  • Repositories (it uses Ubuntu repositories (PPAs))2

Based on the information above, I would recommend that you go with Ubuntu Studio.

1Source:Ubuntu Studio


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