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DistroWatch.com: Ultimate Edition

Ultimate Edition

Last Update: 2017-06-25 03:43 UTC


Ultimate Edition, first released in December 2006, is a fork of Ubuntu and Linux Mint. The goal of the project is to create a complete, seamlessly integrated, visually stimulating, and easy-to-install operating system. Single-button upgrade is one of several special characteristics of this distribution. Other main features include custom desktop and theme with 3D effects, support for a wide range of networking options, including WiFi and Bluetooth, and integration of many extra applications and package repositories.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 37 (295), 6 months: 36 (291), 3 months: 36 (263), 4 weeks: 24 (386), 1 week: 59 (174)

Average visitor rating: 9/10 from 4 review(s).


Ultimate Edition Summary
Distribution Ultimate Edition
Home Page http://ultimateedition.info/
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 2017-06-25: Distribution Release: Ultimate Edition 5.5
 • 2017-04-15: Distribution Release: Ultimate Edition 5.4
 • 2017-01-13: Distribution Release: Ultimate Edition 5.1
 • 2016-06-21: Distribution Release: Ultimate Edition 5.0
 • 2015-12-21: Distribution Release: Ultimate Edition 4.9
 • 2015-09-09: Distribution Release: Ultimate Edition 4.6 "Gamers"
 • 2014-07-06: Distribution Release: Ultimate Edition 4.2
 • 2014-04-21: Distribution Release: Ultimate Edition 4.0
 • 2014-04-09: Distribution Release: Ultimate Edition 3.9
 • 2013-12-14: Distribution Release: Ultimate Edition 3.8
 • 2013-11-23: Distribution Release: Ultimate Edition 3.7
 • 2013-10-25: Distribution Release: Ultimate Edition 3.6
 • More Ultimate releases...

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Feature 5.5 5.1 5.0.1 4.9 4.4 4.2.1 4.0 3.9 3.6 3.0.1 2.9 2.7 2.5 2.3 2.1 1.9 1.7 Feature
Release Date 2017-06-24 2017-01-13 2016-09-09 2015-12-20 2015-04-04 2014-10-23 2014-04-20 2014-04-09 2013-10-24 2012-02-25 2011-03-15 2010-06-05 2009-12-10 2009-06-30 2009-02-22 2008-08-19 2008-01-26 Release Date
End Of Life                                   End Of Life
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Price (US$)
CDs 1 DVD 1 DVD 1 DVD 1 DVD 1 DVD 1 DVD 1 DVD 1 DVD 1 DVD 1 DVD 1 DVD 1 DVD 1 DVD 1 DVD 1 DVD 1 DVD 1 DVD CDs
Free Download ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO Free Download
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Installation
Default Desktop KDE Plasma KDE Plasma MATE KDE GNOME MATE MATE KDE MATE GNOME GNOME GNOME GNOME KDE GNOME GNOME GNOME Default Desktop
Package Management DEB (apt) DEB (apt) DEB (apt) DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB Package Management
Office Suite GOffice, LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice GOffice, LibreOffice GOffice, LibreOffice Calligra, GOffice, LibreOffice GOffice GOffice, LibreOffice LibreOffice GOffice, LibreOffice GOffice, OO.o GOffice, OO.o GOffice, OO.o OO.o GOffice, OO.o GOffice, OO.o GOffice, OO.o Office Suite
Processor Architecture x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 Processor Architecture
Journaled File Systems Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Journaled File Systems
Multilingual                                   Multilingual
Asian Language Support                                   Asian Language Support
Full Package List 5.5 5.1 5.0.1 4.9 4.4 4.2.1 4.0 3.9 3.6 3.0.1 2.9 2.7 2.5 2.3 2.1 1.9 1.7 Full Package List
Package 5.5 5.1 5.0.1 4.9 4.4 4.2.1 4.0 3.9 3.6 3.0.1 2.9 2.7 2.5 2.3 2.1 1.9 1.7 Package
abiword (3.0.2) 3.0.2 -- -- 3.0.1 3.0.0 3.0.0 3.0.0 2.9.2 -- 2.8.6 2.8.6 2.8.2 2.6.8 -- 2.6.4 2.4.6 2.4.6 abiword (3.0.2)
alsa-lib (1.1.4.1) 1.1.3 1.1.0 1.1.0 1.0.29 1.0.28 1.0.27.2 1.0.27.2 1.0.25 1.0.25 1.0.24.1 1.0.23 1.0.22 1.0.20 1.0.18 1.0.17a 1.0.15 1.0.14 alsa-lib (1.1.4.1)
ati-driver (16.40) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 8.780 8.723 8.660 8.600 8.543 -- -- ati-driver (16.40)
bash (4.4) 4.4 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.1 4.1 4.0 3.2 3.2 3.2 3.2 bash (4.4)
bind (9.11.1-P3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- bind (9.11.1-P3)
chromium (60.0.3112.78) 58.0.3029.110 -- -- -- -- -- 29.0.1547.76 31.0.1650.63 28.0.1500.71 16.0.912.77 9.0.597.107 5.0.375.38 -- -- -- -- -- chromium (60.0.3112.78)
cups (2.2.4) 2.2.2 2.1.3 2.1.3 2.1.0 -- -- 1.7.0rc1 1.6.2 -- 1.4.6 1.4.4 1.4.3 1.4.1 1.3.9 1.3.9 1.3.7 1.3.2 cups (2.2.4)
dhcp (4.3.5) 4.3.5 4.3.3 4.3.3 4.3.1 4.2.4 4.2.4 4.2.4 4.2.4 4.2.4 4.1.1-P1 3.1.3 3.1.3 3.1.2 3.1.1 3.1.1 3.0.6 3.0.5 dhcp (4.3.5)
e2fsprogs (1.43.4) 1.43.4 1.42.13 1.42.13 1.42.12 1.42.10 1.42.9 1.42.8 1.42.5 1.42.5 1.41.14 1.41.12 1.41.11 1.41.9 1.41.4 1.41.3 1.40.8 1.40.2 e2fsprogs (1.43.4)
firefox (54.0.1) 54.0 50.1.0 48.0 41.0.2 37.0 33.0 25.0 26.0 24.0 11.0b3 3.6.15 3.6.3 3.5.5 3.0.11 3.0.6 3.0.1 2.0.0.11 firefox (54.0.1)
freetype (2.8) 2.6.3 2.6.1 2.6.1 2.5.2 2.5.2 2.5.2 2.4.12 2.4.11 2.4.10 2.4.4 2.4.2 2.3.11 2.3.9 2.3.9 2.3.7 2.3.5 2.3.5 freetype (2.8)
gcc (7.1.0) 6.3.0 5.3.1 5.3.1 5.2.1 4.9.1 4.8.2 4.8.1 4.7.3 4.7.2 4.5.2 4.4.4 4.4.3 4.4.1 4.3.3 4.3.1 4.2.3 4.1.2 gcc (7.1.0)
gimp (2.8.22) 2.9.5 2.9.5 2.9.3.92 2.9.1 2.9.1 2.9.1 2.9.1 2.9.1 2.8.2 2.7.3 2.6.11 2.6.8 2.6.7 2.6.6 2.6.5 2.4.6 2.4.2 gimp (2.8.22)
glibc (2.25) 2.24 2.23 2.23 2.21 2.19 2.19 2.17 2.17 2.15 2.13 2.12.1 2.11.1 2.10.1 2.9 2.8 2.7 2.6.1 glibc (2.25)
gnome-shell (3.24.3) -- -- -- -- 3.12.2 3.10.4 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnome-shell (3.24.3)
gnucash (2.6.17) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 2.2.9 2.2.6 2.2.4 2.2.1 gnucash (2.6.17)
gnumeric (1.12.35) 1.12.32 -- -- 1.12.23 1.12.17 1.12.9 1.12.6 1.12.1 -- 1.10.13 1.10.8 1.10.1 1.9.9 -- 1.8.3 1.8.2 1.7.11 gnumeric (1.12.35)
grub (2.02) 2.02beta3 2.02beta2 2.02beta2 2.02beta2 2.02beta2 2.02beta2 2.00 2.00 2.00 1.99rc1 1.98 1.98 1.97beta4 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 grub (2.02)
gtk+ (3.22.17) 3.22.11 3.18.9 3.18.9 3.16.7 3.12.2 3.10.8 3.8.4 3.6.4 2.24.13 2.24.4 2.22.0 2.20.1 2.18.3 2.16.1 2.14.4 2.12.9 2.12.0 gtk+ (3.22.17)
httpd (2.4.27) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 2.2.6 httpd (2.4.27)
inkscape (0.92.1) 0.92.1 -- -- 0.91 0.48.5 0.48.4 0.48.4 0.48.4 -- 0.48.2 0.48.0 0.47.0 0.47pre4 0.46 0.46 0.46 0.45.1 inkscape (0.92.1)
k3b (17.04.3) 17.04.0 2.0.3 2.0.3 2.0.3 2.0.2 2.0.2 2.0.2 2.0.2 2.0.2 2.0.2 2.0.1 1.91.0rc2 1.68.0alpha3 1.0.5 1.0.5 1.0.4 1.0.4 k3b (17.04.3)
kmod (24) 22 22 22 21 18 15 9 9 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- kmod (24)
libgnome (2.32.1) 2.32.1 2.32.1 2.32.1 2.32.1 2.32.1 2.32.1 2.32.1 2.32.1 2.32.1 2.32.1 2.32.0 2.30.0 2.28.0 2.26.0 2.24.1 2.22.0 2.20.0 libgnome (2.32.1)
libreoffice (5.3.4) 5.3.1 5.1.4 5.1.4 5.0.2 4.3.3 4.2.6 -- 4.0.4 3.6.2rc2 3.3.4 3.2.1 3.2.0 3.1.1 3.0.1 3.0.1 2.4.1 2.3.0 libreoffice (5.3.4)
linux (4.12.3) 4.10 4.4 4.4 4.2 3.16 3.13 3.11 3.8 3.7 2.6.38 2.6.35 2.6.32 2.6.31 2.6.28 2.6.26 2.6.24 2.6.22 linux (4.12.3)
Package 5.5 5.1 5.0.1 4.9 4.4 4.2.1 4.0 3.9 3.6 3.0.1 2.9 2.7 2.5 2.3 2.1 1.9 1.7 Package
lxde-common (0.99.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 0.5.0 -- -- -- -- -- lxde-common (0.99.2)
mariadb (10.2.7) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mariadb (10.2.7)
mate-desktop (1.18.0) -- -- 1.14.1 -- -- 1.8.0 1.6.0 1.6.0 1.6.0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mate-desktop (1.18.0)
mesa (17.1.5) 17.1.2 13.0.3git 11.2.0 11.0.2git 10.6.0git 10.4.0git 9.2.1 9.2.0 9.2.0 7.10.2 7.9git 7.7.1 7.6.0 7.4 7.2 7.0.3rc2 7.0.1 mesa (17.1.5)
mysql (5.7.19) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 5.0.45 mysql (5.7.19)
nautilus (3.24.2.1) -- -- 3.14.3 3.14.2 3.10.1 3.10.1 3.8.2 3.6.3 3.4.2 2.32.2.1 2.32.0 2.30.1 2.28.1 2.26.2 2.24.1 2.22.3 2.20.0 nautilus (3.24.2.1)
NVIDIA (384.59) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 260.19.06 195.36.24 185.18.36 180.44 177.82 -- -- NVIDIA (384.59)
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 3.4.10 -- -- -- -- -- openbox (3.6.1)
openjdk (8u141) 8u131 8u111 8u91 7u85 7u75 7u71 7u25 7u51 7u25 6b22 6b20 6b18 6b16 6b14 -- -- -- openjdk (8u141)
openssh (7.5p1) 7.4p1 7.2p2 7.2p2 6.9p1 6.6p1 6.6p1 6.2p2 6.1p1 6.0p1 5.8p1 5.5p1 5.3p1 5.1p1 5.1p1 5.1p1 4.7p1 4.6p1 openssh (7.5p1)
openssl (1.1.0f) 1.0.2g 1.0.2g 1.0.2g 1.0.2d 1.0.1f 1.0.1f 1.0.1e 1.0.1c 1.0.1c 0.9.8o 0.9.8o 0.9.8k 0.9.8g 0.9.8g 0.9.8g 0.9.8g 0.9.8e openssl (1.1.0f)
perl (5.26.0) 5.24.1 5.22.1 5.22.1 5.20.2 5.20.1 5.18.2 5.14.2 5.14.2 5.14.2 5.10.1 5.10.1 5.10.1 5.10.0 5.10.0 5.10.0 5.8.8 5.8.8 perl (5.26.0)
php (7.1.7) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 5.2.3 php (7.1.7)
plasma-desktop (5.10.4) 5.9.5 5.5.5 -- 5.4.2 -- -- -- 4.10.5 -- -- 4.5.1 4.4.2 -- -- -- -- -- plasma-desktop (5.10.4)
postfix (3.2.2) 3.1.4 -- -- 2.11.3 2.11.1 2.11.0 2.10.2 2.10.0 2.9.6 2.8.5 2.7.1 2.7.0 2.6.5 -- -- -- -- postfix (3.2.2)
postgresql (9.6.3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- postgresql (9.6.3)
Python (3.6.2) 2.7.13 2.7.11 2.7.11 2.7.9 2.7.8 2.7.5 2.7.5 2.7.4 2.7.3 2.7.1 2.6.6 2.6.5 2.6.4 2.6.2 2.5.2 2.5.2 2.5.1 Python (3.6.2)
qt (5.9.1) 5.7.1 5.5.1 5.5.1 5.4.2 4.8.6 4.8.5 4.8.4 4.8.4 4.8.3 4.7.2 4.7.0 4.6.2 4.5.3 4.5.0 4.4.3 3.3.8b 3.3.8 qt (5.9.1)
samba (4.6.6) 4.5.8 -- 4.3.9 4.1.17 4.1.11 4.1.6 3.6.18 3.6.9 3.6.6 -- 3.5.4 3.4.7 3.4.0 3.3.2 3.2.3 3.0.28a 3.0.26a samba (4.6.6)
systemd (234) 232 229 229 225 208 204 204 198 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- systemd (234)
thunderbird (52.2.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 3.1.19 3.1.8 3.0.4 2.0.0.23 -- -- 2.0.0.16 -- thunderbird (52.2.1)
vim (8.0) 8.0 7.4 7.4 7.4 7.4 7.4 7.4 7.3 7.3 7.3 7.2 7.2 7.2 7.2 7.1 7.1 7.1 vim (8.0)
vlc (2.2.6) 2.2.4 2.2.2 2.2.2 2.2.1 2.2.0 2.1.4 2.0.8 2.0.8 2.0.8 1.1.12 1.1.4 1.1.0svn 1.0.2 0.9.9a 0.9.4 0.8.6e 0.8.6c vlc (2.2.6)
xfdesktop (4.12.4) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 4.6.2 4.6.1 4.6.1 -- -- 4.4.2 -- xfdesktop (4.12.4)
xorg-server (1.19.3) 1.19.3 1.18.4 1.18.3 1.17.2 1.16.1.901 1.15.1 1.14.3 1.13.4 1.13.4 1.10.1 1.9.0 1.7.6 1.6.4 1.6.0 1.5.2 1.4.1git 1.3.0.0 xorg-server (1.19.3)

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Version: 5.5
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-07-10
Votes: 1


I really liked the Ultimate Gamer just because on how it felt but there was for me too much. The new version 5.5 took the too much away and made it for me an instant wow I love it. Easy to install and after moving through the OS it is like i always worked with it. Super clean fast and extremely easy to use. This is Linux fed with a spoon. For newbies no problem to use for the terminal users it may be a little overkill. Thank you for making this Ultimate edition

Tom


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Version: 5.5
Rating: 9
Date: 2017-07-03
Votes: 0


I never liked KDE in the past, but since I have been using Ultimate for many years, I decided to give it a try. KDE Plasma 5.9 was a very pleasant surprise and running on Ultimate edition has all the bells and whistles preinstalled. Kudos to Glenn "TheeMahn" Cody for this excellent release.


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Version: 5.4
Rating: 8
Date: 2017-05-05
Votes: 3


there are astonishing items on the run that software especially the optical effects and the mass of programs of the distro.
The insatllation sometimes broke at first. Some cleaning opretions of the harddrvie had to be done before.
Only some of them didn't work, but the most is working as good stuff. Also afterrunupdates appears nessessary and you install a lot of additional softwarepackages from the online-streaming advisories. It is better and faster so too much fatter than the original ubuntu itself and you can vary many settings such as the backgrounds and the desktops while you are using the distro and go on working in other or further interfaces. It has been deivered much stable over the years working on the little 4GB-space-machines since 5.0 up to Version 5.4 in the 32bit as well s in the 64bit interface. But the osbuilder isn't yet gone to be understood, Thank you


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