64 Studio is a collection of native free software for digital content creation on x86_64 hardware (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. The distribution includes the Linux kernel with realtime preemption patches, the GNOME desktop, and a selection of creative applications, covering audio and music, 2D and 3D graphics, and publishing for the Web and print. It also includes Internet and office tools that a creative user is likely to need for their daily work.
The 64 Studio Platform Development Kit (PDK) is a version control system for GNU/Linux distributions, allowing the creation and management of many different projects, based on Debian and Ubuntu sources. PDK is written in Python, and the source code is well commented and contains documented examples.