io GNU/Linux is a powerful operating system that will turn a high-end computer into a state-of-the-art multimedia 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, graphics and production.

32 and 64-bit images are available with installer, check the download page:

io GNU/Linux is free software, the development requires a lot of time and effort. if you find this project usefull and would like to help me keeping it active and getting better, please consider making a donation. Even a small donation is really appreciated. Thank you :)

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  • Fully configured system for live and/or install
  • Kernels 4.14 and 4.14-rt1
  • Enlightenment e22 as window manager
  • All sounds through Jack2
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  • Hundred of audio, graphics, video, utils, internet and system programs

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  • The best distro ever, not enough time in the day to go through it, my passion is rekindled in io Gnu/ Linux! I am extremely grateful to the developer(s) and project admin and mkeldoctor and SF for hosting! Easily worth thousands if it were mainstream proprietary! Wan't to boot on Mac hardware, also I am interested in installing this on ARM touchscreen devices and all my friends' and family member's devices. I been using for about a month- month and a half and feel like I didn't even scratch the surface, also my day job is not IT related. Could give an in-depth review, detailed aptly, but won't due to time constraints. Venni Vicci!! Muchos Gratitious!! Cheers!! Beers!!

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  • Very good work,Now I can see the potential of GNU/Linux in action!!

  • One of the best linux multimedia, easy to boot.

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