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Ultimate Edition Linux 2.5 Review

Jan 04, 2010, 22:04 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Some Linux distros sell themselves by being minimalistic. They only come with a limited range of apps and everything is geared toward keeping the file size and hardware requirements absolutely minimal. Then there's Ultimate Edition 2.5. Ultimate Edition leans the other way and throws in everything including the kitchen sink.

"Ultimate Edition 2.5 is based on Ubuntu 9.10 and it weighs in at a chunky 3.1GB. Clearly this is a distro you won't be able to fit onto a CD. But that's fine as long as you have a DVD and DVD burner available. This larger size is due to the fact that it comes with a lot of software (more on that in the software section).

"Ultimate Edition 2.5 includes GNOME, KDE 4.3.2 and XFCE. You can choose which desktop environment you want to work in when you login.

"What's New In This Release
One of the things I hate about reviewing certain distros is when the folks who make the distro don't have a "What's New" page on their site or a file in the distro itself. It makes it hard for reviewers to know which new features are included in the distribution. I have to go running around trying to figure out what the significant new features are so I can include them in the review."

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