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Webopedia TOTD: What is Ubuntu Variants?

Jan 20, 2012, 16:01 (0 Talkback[s])
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"The Ubuntu Linux-based operating system (OS) has spawned a number of official and non-official variants that generally differ from the main Ubuntu release in one or two small, but very specific, ways. Some of the more prominent Ubuntu variants include:

"Kubuntu: Ubuntu with KDE as the graphical desktop instead of Gnome
"Macbuntu: Ubuntu with a Mac OS X-inspired desktop shell
"Lubuntu: Ubuntu with the LXDE desktop instead of Gnome
"Xubuntu: Ubuntu with the Xfce desktop instead of Gnome
"Mythbuntu: a Xubuntu-based, Xfce4 desktop OS variant with MythTV installed
"Edubuntu: an education-focused variant of Ubuntu
"Ubuntu Studio: a multimedia-focused variant of Ubuntu
"Gobuntu: an Ubuntu base previously developed for other free software platforms but no longer in development

"There are also a number of Ubuntu variants customized and optimized for specific languages and regions, including:

"Runtu: an Ubuntu-based OS optimized for Russian users
"Cobuntu: an Ubuntu-based OS optimized for Korean users
"Sabily: an Ubuntu-based OS optimized for Muslim users"

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