Five Brilliant Ubuntu-based Distros You Never Knew Existed
Feb 11, 2010, 20:03 (3 Talkback[s])
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"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!"