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Five Brilliant Ubuntu-based Distros You Never Knew Existed

Feb 11, 2010, 20:03 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Christopher Smart)

"There's little doubt that Ubuntu has changed the Linux landscape since its creation several years ago.

"It has adopted and developed several key technologies to help make those typically harder tasks under Linux, easier. Even though it itself is based on Debian, it has become a popular foundation for several other distributions.

"Although one can take a base command-line install of Ubuntu and make it into anything, derivatives are popular because they take away that need for custom configuration. The vast number of distributions testifies to that!

"Of course, there are the official derivatives such as Kubuntu, but what about all those others? It turns out, there are quite a number of simply fantastic distributions based on Ubuntu that you probably never even knew existed. Generally these are geared towards a specific niche, but that doesn't mean that they aren't useful - quite the contrary!"

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