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Ultimate Edition 2.6, based on Ubuntu 10.04 was released 3rd May 2010. This release is a major milestone in the Ultimate Edition Project. It is easier and more reliable than ever, with hundreds of improvements, tweaks and additional software. There are powerful applications for all sorts of interests, from programming to creating music and exploring the universe and video games. Still not enough? Take a look into Ubuntu Software Center in the Featured Applications section for some additional favourites. We want to make computers work for everyone, whatever your physical circumstances. So, we provide tools that make Ultimate Edition one of the most accessible operating systems around. You can get at these tools in one place: the Assistive Technologies Preferences inside the system menus. From there, you can turn on helpful tools like Orca, to speak text on the screen, or dwell click to press mouse buttons automatically. Ultimate Edition also comes with, a powerful office software suite that is easy to understand. It helps you create documents, diagrams and databases. uses the standard OpenDocuments file format. It opens files from other office applications like Microsoft Office and Wordperfect. Give Ultimate Edition a try – you wont be dissapointed.

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About  //  Ultimate Edition Operating System


Ultimate Edition is an operating system based on Ubuntu which is itself based on the Debian Linux distribution. The aim was to create a better user experience and improved usability over other Linux distributions.

Ultimate Edition started off as 'Ubuntu Christmas Edition' and was made as a Christmas present for the Ubuntu community. The author, Glen Cady (TheeMahn), then created Ubuntu Ultimate 1.1. Ultimate Edition has more software pre-installed and ready for use even in the 'Live' environment than Ubuntu. Ubuntu Ultimate 1.2 was released shortly after 1.1 with even more applications. To answer the call of the gaming community, Ubuntu Ultimate Gamers Edition was released thereafter. On October 18, 2007, an email was received from Canonical asking for the removal of the Ubuntu name and logo due to violation of trademark policy. Ubuntu Ultimate has since been know simply as Ultimate Edition.

Specialised Editions

Ultimate Edition 64Bit: For use only with a 64 Bit Processor

Gamers: Gamers Edition comes pre-installed with many games made available for Linux. Some games require a licence agreement and can be installed with the use of the Ultimate Upgrade program.

Other: Some older versions of Ultimate Edition come with the option to choose between many different desktop environments.


Ultimate Edition comes with the GNOME desktop environment as default however, special releases have KDE and Xfce which can be selected before logging in. These special releases are identified by an odd version number (eg, Ultimate Edition 2.3).

Features and Tools

Ultimate Edition includes all the features of Ubuntu with enhanced usability. Many tools have been added for new and advanced users. The Ultimate repository also includes the latest updates, as well as software that is not included in the official Ubuntu repositories. The creator of Ultimate Edition also includes new Nautilus scripts programmed by himself. These scripts are only available on Ultimate Edition. GDM Maker is a Nautilus script that automates the process of making GDM themes. Usplash Maker is a Nautilus script that automates the process of making Usplash themes. Upgrade Icon is a script written to make it easier to install many programs, including Flash, Java, and Google Earth. It is accessible as an icon on the user's desktop. Future versions will not have the Upgrade Icon but will come with a new program called Ultamatix. .

Under The Hood


The following is a non exhaustive list of installed applications in Ultimate Edition.

  • Firefox Web Browser
  • Frostwire
  • aMSN Instant Messenger
  • Firestarter Firewall
  • Evolution Mail and Calendar
  • Blender 3D Modelling
  • Gimp Image Editor
  • Inkscape Vector Graphics Editor
  • Amarok
  • XBMC Media Center
  • Brasero Disc Burner
  • DVD Styler
  • ISO Master
  • Wine/Play On Linux
  • Ultamatix

At A Glance

A quick run down on Ultimate Edition.

  1. OS Family: Unix-like
  2. Working State: Current
  3. Source Model: Open Source
  4. Latest Stable: 3.5
  5. Languages: Multilingual

International Blogs

Independant Blogs on the Ultimate Edition operating system.

Current Stable Release

Ultimate Edition 3.5

Recent News

Ultimate Edition 3.5 was built off Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin. All updates fully updated / upgraded old kernels purged, new initrd and vmlinuz rebuilt. Ultimate Edition 3.5 has a new GTK/3 theme & a comprehensive set of software packages.Ultimate Edition 3.5 takes things to a whole new level. Environments: Gnome 3, Gnome Classic, Gnome fallback, Cinnamon, Unity, XBMC Give Ultimate Edition a try – you wont be dissapointed.


Ultimate Edition 1.5 Released September 2006
Ultimate Edition 1.6 Released September 2007
Ultimate Edition 1.7 Released January   2008
Ultimate Edition 1.8 Released     2008/05/22
Ultimate Edition 1.9 Released     2008/08/19
Ultimate Edition 2.0 Released     2008/12/31
Ultimate Edition 2.1 Released     2009/02/22
Ultimate Edition 2.2 Released     2009/06/04
Ultimate Edition 2.3 Released     2009/06/30
Ultimate Edition 2.4 Released     2009/11/13
Ultimate Edition 2.5 Released     2009/12/10
Ultimate Edition 2.6 Released     2010/05/01
Ultimate Edition 2.7 Released     2010/06/05
Ultimate Edition 2.8 Released     2010/10/19
Ultimate Edition 2.9 Released     2011/03/14
Ultimate Edition 3.0 Released     2011/12/06
Ultimate Edition 3.2 Released     2012/03/17
Ultimate Edition 3.3 Released     2012/05/04
Ultimate Edition 3.4 Released     2012/07/02
Ultimate Edition 3.5 Released     2012/10/14

Ultimate Edition Matrix:

Ultimate Edition 3.5

Ultimate Edition 3.4

Ultimate Edition 3.3

Ultimate Edition 3.2

Ultimate Edition 3.1

Release Date 5th October 2012 17th March 2012 6th Dec 2011 5th March 2011 1st May 2010
Architecture 64Bit 32Bit / 64 Bit 32Bit / 64Bit 32Bit / 64Bit 32Bit / 64Bit
Default Desktop Gnome 2.32.1 Gnome 2.32.1 Gnome 2.28.0 Gnome 2.28.0 Gnome 2.28.0
Office Suite LibreOffice 3.4.5 LibreOffice 3.4.5 3.1.1 3.1.1 3.1.1