Free Ekanayaka has released the first development build of 64Studio 2.0, labelled as version 1.1.0: “I’ve prepared a test 1.1.0 release, which is meant to be the first of the testing releases which will lead to the next stable 2.0 release. If you want to stick to stable version please just use the actual 1.0.0. That said, the new 1.1.0 release is just an update of the 1.0.0 one, sporting the new 2.6.19 kernel I’ve packaged, see this changelog. You can dist-upgrade from a plain 1.0.0 install using the testing repository. Note that the upgrade works only with the amd64 edition, as unfortunately the i386 edition was shipped without the kernel upgrade package.”
64 Studio is a collection of software for digital content creation on x86_64 hardware (that’s AMD’s 64-bit CPUs and Intel’s EM64T chips). It’s based on the pure 64 port of Debian GNU/Linux, but with a specialised package selection and lots of other customisations. It will be marketed to hardware OEMs in the creative workstation and laptop markets as an alternative to the 64-bit version of Windows XP, or OS X on Apple hardware.