io GNU/Linux is a powerful operating system that will turn a high-end computer into a state-of-the-art multimedia (mostly audio) workstation.
It is based on the Debian GNU/Linux distribution, built around the
Enlightenment desktop environment and includes a wide range of open
source applications suitable for audio production.
I am really a fan of Enlightenment desktop, which is for me the most innovative Linux Desktop.
Enlightenment is lightweight, so it runs of lots of legacy desktops and
laptops. It also is very customizable. This desktop offers a basic core
design -- but the design is tweaked and integrated differently depending
on which supporting Linux distribution one uses.
Elive is the first Enlightenment Desktop I used and its current version is under way.
Debian has done a great service integrating it with the io distribution mentioned in this blog.
32 and 64-bit images are available now with installer, check the download page: