Quirinux: the distribution for graphic animators

quirinux: screenshot

Argentinean singer-songwriter, recording engineer, programmer and animated filmmaker Charlie Martinez has created the Quirinux project, a GNU / Linux distribution specially designed for all artists who want create cartoons. The distro is based on Debian 9 with a lightweight XFCE desktop environment, and on it a complete system has been developed in which all the necessary graphic animation tools are gathered so that you do not have to depend on proprietary software.

Quirinux can be downloaded for free, although it includes a paid version that includes a printed manual, a 2-year warranty and a home installation service in Buenos Aires, Argentina. So we invite you to this wonderful opportunity if you want to know more about this fantastic project, in the meantime you can download it at the link that I leave at the end of this article ...

On your desktop you will find a PDF with a complete guide, and among its pre-installed software menu you will have all software you need to work on graphic animation. Among the categories or sections of the menu and the available programs are:

  • Scanning and printing area:
    • XSane
    • Printer
  • Pre-production and office automation:
    • LibreOffice
    • Calculator
    • Mousepad
    • Scribus
    • CalCuTooN v1.0
    • Mozilla Firefox
    • Storyboarder, storyboard and animatic
    • Script and plot templates (overlay)
  • Ink and color department:
    • GIMP
    • Inkscape
    • Chalk
    • MyPaint
    • pikopixel
  • Fotography laboratory:
    • Darktable
    • entangled
    • PencilSheep
    • Shotwell Photo Manager
    • webcamoid
  • Animation studio:
    • Animation Maker
    • Blender
    • Dragonbones
    • OpenToonz Morevna
    • 2D Pencil
    • qStopMotion
    • Synfig studio
    • TupiTube
  • Sound workshop:
    • Ardor
    • Audacity
    • QJackCtl
    • Volume
    • Musescore
  • Video editing and montage:
    • Kdenlive
    • bicarbonate of soda
  • Optical Media Recording:
    • must
    • Xfburn
    • Handbrake
  • Others:
    • Kazam
    • screen key
    • Thunar
    • Catfish
    • xarchiver
    • Systemback
    • Bleatchbit
    • .

As a fan of manga, especially Dragon Ball, I am glad to know that these types of projects exist, and we wish him all the luck to continue developing ...

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  1.   Rafa said

    The truth is that it looks good and also on a rock in stability as it is debian, highly recommended for people who want to learn to work with free and very versatile tools. Thank you for these projects.

  2.   Noe said

    Hi there! Link down. They have a new page: http://www.quirinux.org