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Puredyne USB-bootable GNU/Linux OS for creative media.
« on: April 06, 2010, 10:45:53 pm »
Puredyne is an Ubuntu-based Linux distribution  aimed at creative people. It provides a number of creative applications, alongside a solid set of graphic, audio and video tools in a fast, minimal package. It includes software  for everything an artist might need - from sound art to innovative film-making. Puredyne is optimised for use in real-time audio and video processing and it distinguishes itself by offering a low latency kernel and high responsiveness needed by artists working in this field.


Puredyne is aimed at creative people, looking for tools outside the standard. It provides the best experimental creative applications alongside a solid set of graphic, audio and video tools in a fast, minimal package. For everything from sound art to innovative filmmaking.

Puredyne is optimised for use in realtime audio and video processing. It distinguishes itself by offering a low latency kernel and the high responsiveness needed by artists working in this field.

Puredyne is based on Ubuntu and Debian Live. All packages provided by Puredyne can be used if you are running this flavour of GNU/Linux. Use, share, copy, modify, join the development team or fork :)

Puredyne development has been made possible by Arts Council England. Thanks to the University of Huddersfield, LABoral - Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial and Pixelache for additional support.

Used as a Live CD, puredyne is a complete Linux multimedia desktop environment that can run from virtually any x86 machine. The system can be booted from a CD, DVD, or USB stick.[10] Thanks to AuFS and the Debian Live system, it is possible to combine the CD and save all system changes, including new drivers and software, in any storage device (from hard-disk to USB sticks and other flash memory). Installing puredyne can be done in several ways. The fastest is just a matter of copying a folder from the CD to the Hard-Drive (liveHD) or to a flash key (liveUSB). The system is truly a live distribution as it remains unchanged no matter which medium it is booted from. The system also comes with GCC and special SDK tools to facilitate the modification of the distribution, the addition of new software and the creation of new ISO images.

Software highlights.

Audio
  • puredata
  • supercollider
  • csound
  • chuck
  • ladspa plugins
  • ardour
  • audacity
  • ecasound

Graphics
  • gimp
  • inkscape
  • fluxus
  • freej
  • processing + extras
  • imagemagick
  • gthumb
  • gphoto2

Multimedia
  • mplayer
  • vlc
  • avidemux
  • kino
  • mencoder
  • transcode
  • luvcview
  • xawtv
  • recordmydesktop

Streaming
  • icecast2
  • ices2
  • ffmpeg2theora
  • oggfwd
  • darkice
  • darksnow
  • gstreamer
  • dvswitch

Network
  • firefox
  • links2
  • network-manager
  • wireless-tools
  • ssh
  • telnet
  • gftp
  • irssi
  • nfs

Devel
  • gcc
  • make
  • patchutils
  • subversion
  • mercurial
  • bzr
  • emacs-goodies-el
  • java jdk
  • python

...and much more.


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« Last Edit: April 25, 2010, 12:49:00 pm by Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) »

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Re: Puredyne USB-bootable GNU/Linux OS for creative media.
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2010, 07:15:00 pm »
Hmmmmmm . . . .

I'm tempted to copy my home folder onto my Win7 partition, format the everything else and put this on . . .

Reinstalling linux would quell some of my headaches with it and this might be better than Ubuntu studio . . .

Hurrr, but to be honest, can I be asked? Though it's an instant 'Hell yes!' if it'll make recording from my keyboard and using my phone as a webcam any easier.

 


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