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Ultimate Edition

Last Update: 2018-11-28 09:08 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: 56 (194), 6 months: 39 (252), 3 months: 34 (307), 4 weeks: 26 (432), 1 week: 47 (228)

Average visitor rating: 7.67/10 from 12 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 6.3 6.0 5.7 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 2018-11-28 2018-11-03 2017-10-28 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$) Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Price (US$)
Image Size (MB) 3100-3200 3300-3400 3500-3600 2700-2800                               Image Size (MB)
Free Download ISO ISO 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 Graphical Graphical Installation
Default Desktop KDE Plasma GNOME, Xfce 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 (apt) DEB (apt) DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB Package Management
Release Model Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Release Model
Office Suite LibreOffice LibreOffice 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 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
Init Software systemd systemd systemd systemd systemd systemd systemd systemd systemd systemd Upstart Upstart Upstart Upstart Upstart Upstart Upstart Upstart Upstart Init Software
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 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 6.3 6.0 5.7 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 6.3 6.0 5.7 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) -- -- -- -- -- 3.0.1 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 (1.1.7) 1.1.7 1.1.6 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 (1.1.7)
ati-driver (18.30) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 8.780 8.723 8.660 8.600 8.543 -- -- ati-driver (18.30)
bash (4.4.18) 4.4.18 4.4.18 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 (4.4.18)
bind (9.13.5) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- bind (9.13.5)
chromium (71.0.3578.98) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 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 (71.0.3578.98)
cups (2.2.10) 2.2.9 -- 2.2.4 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 (2.2.10)
dhcp (4.4.1) 4.3.5 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 (4.4.1)
e2fsprogs (1.44.4) 1.44.4 1.44.4 1.43.5 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 (1.44.4)
firefox (64.0) 63.0.3 63.0 56.0 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 (64.0)
freetype (2.9.1) 2.8.1 2.8.1 2.8 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 (2.9.1)
gcc (8.2.0) 8.2.0 8.2.0 7.2.0 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 (8.2.0)
gimp (2.10.8) -- 2.99.1 2.9.7 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 (2.10.8)
glibc (2.28) 2.28 2.28 2.26 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 (2.28)
gnome-shell (3.30.2) -- 3.30.1 -- -- -- -- 3.12.2 3.10.4 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnome-shell (3.30.2)
gnucash (3.3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 2.2.9 2.2.6 2.2.4 2.2.1 gnucash (3.3)
gnumeric (1.12.44) -- -- -- -- -- 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 (1.12.44)
grub (2.02) 2.02 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+ (3.24.2) 3.24.1 3.24.1 3.22.24 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+ (3.24.2)
httpd (2.4.37) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 2.2.6 httpd (2.4.37)
inkscape (0.92.3) -- -- -- -- -- 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 (0.92.3)
k3b (18.12.0) 18.04.3 17.12.3 17.08.0 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 (18.12.0)
kmod (25) 25 25 24 22 22 21 18 15 9 9 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- kmod (25)
krita (4.1.7) -- 4.1.5 3.2.1 -- -- 2.9.7 2.8.6 2.8.1 2.7.2 2.6.3 -- 2.3.3 2.2.2 2.2.0 1.6.3 -- 1.6.3 1.6.3 1.6.3 krita (4.1.7)
libreoffice (6.1.3) 6.1.3 6.1.2 5.4.1 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 (6.1.3)
linux (4.19.9) 4.18 4.18 4.13 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 (4.19.9)
Package 6.3 6.0 5.7 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
lxpanel (0.9.3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 0.5.5 -- -- -- -- -- lxpanel (0.9.3)
mariadb (10.3.11) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mariadb (10.3.11)
mate-desktop (1.20.3) -- -- 1.18.0 -- 1.14.1 -- -- 1.8.0 1.6.0 1.6.0 1.6.0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mate-desktop (1.20.3)
mesa (18.3.1) 18.2.2 18.2.2 17.3.0git 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 (18.3.1)
mysql (8.0.13) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 5.0.45 mysql (8.0.13)
nautilus (3.30.5) -- 3.26.4 -- -- 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 (3.30.5)
NVIDIA (415.18) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 260.19.06 195.36.24 185.18.36 180.44 177.82 -- -- NVIDIA (415.18)
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 3.4.10 -- -- -- -- -- openbox (3.6.1)
openjdk (10.0.2) 11 11.0.1 8u144 8u111 8u91 7u85 7u75 7u71 7u25 7u51 7u25 6b22 6b20 6b18 6b16 6b14 -- -- -- openjdk (10.0.2)
openssh (7.9p1) 7.9p1 7.7p1 7.5p1 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 (7.9p1)
openssl (1.1.1a) 1.1.1 1.1.1 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 (1.1.1a)
perl (5.28.0) 5.28.0 5.26.2 5.26.0 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 (5.28.0)
php (7.3.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 5.2.3 php (7.3.0)
plasma-desktop (5.14.4) 5.13.5 -- 5.10.5 5.5.5 -- 5.4.2 -- -- -- 4.10.5 -- -- 4.5.1 4.4.2 -- -- -- -- -- plasma-desktop (5.14.4)
postfix (3.3.2) -- -- -- -- -- 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 (3.3.2)
postgresql (11.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- postgresql (11.1)
Python (3.7.1) 2.7.15 2.7.15 2.7.14 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 (3.7.1)
qt (5.12.0) 5.11.2 5.11.1 5.9.1 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 (5.12.0)
samba (4.9.3) 4.8.4 4.8.4 4.6.7 -- 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 (4.9.3)
systemd (239) 239 239 234 229 229 225 208 204 204 198 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- systemd (239)
thunderbird (60.3.3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 3.1.19 3.1.8 3.0.4 2.0.0.23 -- -- 2.0.0.16 -- thunderbird (60.3.3)
vim (8.1) 8.1 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 (8.1)
vlc (3.0.4) 3.0.4 3.0.4 2.2.6 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 (3.0.4)
xfdesktop (4.12.4) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 4.6.2 4.6.1 4.6.1 -- -- 4.4.2 -- xfdesktop (4.12.4)
xorg-server (1.20.3) 1.20.3 1.20.1 1.19.5 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 (1.20.3)

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Version: 5.7
Rating: 3
Date: 2018-07-04
Votes: 5


After 10 yrs. of development one of Linux's "Ultimate" disasters. The desktop is extremely ugly and the OS is bloated and sluggish. When are developers going to write good and efficient code? Those days may be gone!


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Version: 5.0.1
Rating: 9
Date: 2018-05-19
Votes: 3


UE 5.0 (16.04 XFCE) is by far the best distro of the 50 or so I've tried. It's been my daily driver since it's release a couple years ago. My only issue is it was a pain uininstalling wine for my paid crossover software.. My old Core 2 quad extreme loves UE.


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Version: 5.7
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-04-15
Votes: 0


it is recommended to set a password immediately correct by the user-installer and to run apt-get dist-upgrade after the installing process. Then it's fine to use it in the mate desktop environment which could be installed by the command-line - try it out online with a new installed browser at your choice -what ever a ***fox is- and have fun under the conditions of a normal ubuntu-distro specifiying the distro by a great variety of optical effects and desktop-features including office apps and/or programming apps. 10 points of 10


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