Any Gamers in the house?

by on Aug.24, 2014, under Gamers, Linux, Programming, Ultimate Edition

Ultimate Edition 4.2 Gamers 32 bit 100% exists today due to TheeMahn O/S Builder (tmosb) 1.8.8, 08/22/2014. Documentation is in the works.

Testing, Ultimate Edition 4.2 Gamers

Testing, Ultimate Edition 4.2 Gamers

Building Ultimate Edition 4.2 Gamers

Building Ultimate Edition 4.2 Gamers

All 100% built automously with TheeMahn O/S Builder (tmosb) 1.8.8, 08/22/2014, I am now going to provide the same application worldwide. The application will not only build Ultimate Edition 4.2 Gamers a Long Term Supported (LTS) release, but will build 83 other Operating Systems (many currently non-existant) with the simplicity of a single command dropped in the terminal in this case:

tmosb --build ultimate-edition-4.2-x86-gamers.iso

It does not stop there, let’s say you also like / want XFCE environment:
tmosb --build ultimate-edition-4.4-x86-lite.iso XFCE

You no longer have to wait on me to build your Operating System for you. Due to the advanced caching system, I can build a new Operating System every 17 minutes:

theemahn@JackHammer:~/wip2$ tmosb –cacheinfo trusty
▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒ TheeMahn O/S Builder (tmosb) 1.8.8, 08/22/2014 ▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒
▒ GNU tmosb home page: <>.              ▒
▒ E-mail bug reports to: <>. ▒
▒ Be sure to include the word tmosb somewhere in the Subject: field.▒
▒ Total cache usage: 22G ▒
▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒ Caching System Information ▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒
7.1M extract-cd.tar.gz
7.6G precise
2.6M quantal
2.6M raring
3.2G saucy
631M tmp
8.5G trusty
1.9G utopic
▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒ trusty Caching Information ▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒
1.1M ubiquity-slideshow-kubuntu_90_all.deb
524K ubiquity-slideshow-ubuntu_90_all.deb
1.4M ultimate-edition-4.2-gamers-core-files.deb
1.4M ultimate-edition-4.2-lite-core-files.deb
1.5M ultimate-edition-4.3-gamers-core-files.deb
1.5M ultimate-edition-4.3-standard-core-files.deb
4.4G x64
4.2G x86

Tmosb Caching system

Tmosb Caching system

Want to know what it is capable of building?
tmosb --build

tmosb –build will list the availible O/S’s it will construct for you, please copy and paste. Please by the same token take note, the cache will accelerate each subsequent build, so do not be mad when your first build takes you an hour or better 😉 I wrote the tool to remove one of my many jobs, the information thus provided there is much less then the current pdf provides.

My Ultimate Goal is for this tool to 100% replace me as an Operating System Architect. Relinquish my time for support on the forums, Webmaster of 11 websites and return to software development. Damn, no wonder I can’t read my email of 100,000 unread lol.



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by on May.23, 2010, under Gamers, Linux, Ubuntu, Ultimate Edition

We have released a Gamers edition in the past, we now have Ultimate Edition 2.6 Gamers and a page for the releases. Bnjamin_breeg built them both x86 & x64, you can read more about that on the page.

I hope to catch you on our gaming server, for a little Urban Terror beat down 😉

Ultimate Edition 2.7 it will be some time before you see a release. I still have a few bugs to squash.

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Ultimate Edition Gamers

by on May.22, 2010, under

Ultimate Edition Gamers 3.0



Ultimate Edition Gamers 3.0?

What is Ultimate Edition Gamers? Ultimate Edition Gamers has been around for some time and has become known as a clean fast gaming OS. Ultimate Edition Gamers 3.0 is the first Gamers release built from a lite edition. This allowed us to add more games while maintaining a fine selection of applications for every day use. Gamers not only comes with over 30 games that rock out of the box, it includes emulators allowing access to virtually 1000’s of additional games. Still not happy? Wine, winetricks and PlayOnLinux is also pre-installed allowing you to play your windows based games. Ultimate Edition Gamers 3.0 has the most games pre-installed of any release to-date.

Each Ultimate Edition Gamers is based as per release ie Gamers 3.0 is built off Ultimate Edition 3.0 LITE with all updates pre-installed.

Ultimate Edition Gamers 3.0 game and emulator list:

  • childsplay
  • capitalism
  • billard-gl
  • chromium-bsu
  • megaglest
  • 0ad
  • scummvm
  • spring
  • gridwars
  • dreamchess
  • warzone2100
  • nexuiz
  • supertuxkart
  • defendguin
  • speed-dreams
  • redeclipse
  • xboard
  • djl
  • scorched3d
  • torcs
  • enigma
  • gnome-games
  • armagetronad
  • gelide
  • tremulous
  • alien-arena
  • extremetuxracer
  • freeciv-client-sdl
  • pax-britannica
  • mangler
  • dolphin-emu
  • visualboyadvance-gtk
  • cutemupen
  • mupen64plus
  • jpcsp
  • pcsxr
  • vertris
  • gens
  • glc
  • robombs
  • sm-ssc
  • wine
  • playonlinux
  • winetricks

Special thanks to Theemahn, the UE forums moderators and beta testers.

On behalf of Theemahn and the UE team Enjoy,



Ultimate Edition Gamers 3.0 Ultimate Edition Gamers 3.0 Ultimate Edition Gamers 3.0
Ultimate Edition Gamers 3.0 Ultimate Edition Gamers 3.0 Ultimate Edition Gamers 3.0
Ultimate Edition Gamers 3.0 Ultimate Edition Gamers 3.0



Release Name: Ultimate Edition Gamers 5.8
Architecture: x64 (64bit)
Code base: Ultimate Edition 5.8 Games (TMOSB Built it)
Environments: Mate
File size: 4.2 GB (4,207,253,504 bytes)
MD5SUM: c1bb700bb2c54753343c7694b494070f

This Operating System was auto generated using:
TheeMahn’s O/S Builder (tmosb) 2.0.2, 06/30/2018
GNU tmosb home page: .
E-mail bug reports to: .
Be sure to include the word tmosb somewhere in the Subject: field.

Using the command: tmosb –build ultimate-edition-5.8-x64-gamers.iso -YES
on Mon Jul 2 22:34:48 EDT 2018 by legion on

Source Build platform:
====================== is an AMD Opteron(TM) Processor 6272 resonating at 2100.0000 Mhz
MEMORY: 20,548,084 bytes
HOST ARCH: 64 bit
DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION=”Ultimate Edition 5.9 LTS”

Destination Distribution Information
Distribution Base: Ubuntu bionic
Architecture: amd64
Detected Desktop Environments:
Crash Logs: NONE
Distro: Ultimate Edition
Version: 5.8
KERNEL: -4.15.0-24-generic
LTS (Long term supported): Yes
Data Preparer:
Data Publisher: TMOSB
Type: Gamers
Default Desktop Environment(DE): Mate
Isoname: ultimate-edition-5.8-x64-gamers.iso
Installed Size: 9,455,730,688 bytes.
Ultimate Edition 5.8 “Bionic Beaver” – Release x64 (20180702)
Build logs: extract-cd/.disk/tmosb-2.0.2-build-logs.tar.gz

Please note: The above url, may not work if the release has not been made public.

Get Ultimate Edition at Fast, secure and Free Open Source software downloads

Thanks to Sourceforge hosting.

Older releases:

Release Name: Ultimate Edition Gamers 3.0
Architecture: x86 (32bit)
Code base: Ultimate Edition 3.0 Lite
Environments: LXDE / Openbox
File size: 4,203,364,352 bytes (3.9GB)
MD5SUM: e66bf5442ab5e8abbce707dc162f56d0

Get Ultimate Edition at Fast, secure and Free Open Source software downloads

Release Name: Ultimate Edition Gamers
Architecture: x64 (64bit)
Code base: Ultimate Edition 2.6
File size: 3.8 GB (3,953,225,728 bytes)
MD5SUM: 9a382b7c8c112e1894634fbbb4582fec

Get Ultimate Edition at Fast, secure and Free Open Source software downloads

Release Name: Ultimate Edition Gamers
Architecture: x86 (32bit)
Code base: Ultimate Edition 2.4
File size: 4.0 GB (4,260,241,408 bytes)
MD5SUM: 31d61c4f93cc1121690bd289a68e37e5

Get Ultimate Edition at Fast, secure and Free Open Source software downloads

Linux Freedom

Release Name: Ultimate Edition Gamers
Architecture: x64 (64bit)
Code base: Ultimate Edition 2.4
File size: 3.8 GB (4,030,230,528 bytes)
MD5SUM: f048342826bcc7bf9986f36b18b48e0b

Get Ultimate Edition at Fast, secure and Free Open Source software downloads

Linux Freedom

Release Name: Ultimate Edition Gamers
Architecture: x86 (32bit)
Code base: Ultimate Edition 2.3
File size: 3.8 GB (4,030,230,528 bytes)
MD5SUM: f048342826bcc7bf9986f36b18b48e0b


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Any Gamers in the house?

by on Feb.19, 2010, under Gamers, Hosting, Ubuntu, Ultimate Edition

As promised; We have our own dedicated Urban Terror Server up (this was not free) & rocking the house, thanks to finetuch. He will be accepting donations to help absorb the costs involved. You will be able to read his official announcement on his website in a few days. I have administered the sites to split the server load (7 servers will handle the load overall) to keep ping time down on the gaming server. You can read about that on our forum, you can also learn how to connect to it from there it is fast & would like to give some credit to

A few things I have learned testing the gaming server… Xfire really has crawled under my skin with their lack of Linux support. 4 years of it, read all 17 pages from there. I won’t leave our gaming users out in the cold. On a lighter note, I have created a newer urban-terror-extra-maps version 0.0.3 those using Ultimate Edition 2.4 Gamers it will automatically be upgraded, it is huge, bigger then the game itself & covers a vast majority of Urban Terror users.

Just so you do not think all I have been doing is playing games, in which I have enjoyed. I have dropped Ultimate Edition 2.6 Alpha to admin, mods and beta testers. It has received a warm welcome. I have also been doing a bunch of hardware work, including upgrading / building (undecided currently) the PC that will eventually build Ultimate Edition 2.6 final, both are fast.

USB 3.0 / Sata III is new technology, while first available for Linux is not w/o issue. With this upgrade allows me to be more productive. I really do not want to get into the details, however the same mainboard / cpu that previously built Ultimate Edition will be auctioned on ebay. Sorry for the amount, Quad Core & Quad Crossfire it is no slouch & quite the gaming rig. Worth $300 probably not; sentimental priceless. Still works like a champ.

I hope to see you on our gaming server.


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TheeMahn is upset

by on Apr.29, 2017, under Ultimate Edition


I too enjoy playing with new technology. I watch the realms of people flow to Ultimate Edition 5.4. Long term supported (LTS), should at that point be kicked to the curb? I can see multiple stats that ensure I am right. I have been saying this since Ultimate Edition 2.6. I am as well as beta testers are looking to “Refresh” the Ultimate Edition 5.0 series. LTS, means very little to most at least by numbers. Do you feel I should not support LTS? I have been asked about rolling releases. By rolling back to Ultimate Edition 5.0.1 I have found a bug in my nasup software to detect and automatically pick up NAS (Network Attached Storage) that I have written initially started writing in 2012. Most will not care about it. Re-wrote it & loved it in Ultimate Edition 5.4, did absolutely everything I asked. Rolling back to 5.0.1 even with the new version fails. There is no way I would have known that, but stepping back.

In 2014, “Seagate” loved it so much they borrowed my code. I am O.K. with it it is open source, however they should have gave me at least acknowledgement.

I am going to continue to the LTS side of things. Do I need to set up a poll. Does not matter what I want. It is about you the end user. We have Millions on board, only way to move to Billions is a poll? Naturally, faster servers also coincide. We will work though this. A Prick I have been, we will build the O/S for you. I have been doing this for greater then 10 years. Software development since I was 11, 35 years ago.

Am I wasting my time?

05/13/17: Adjusted pre-requsites
I am running Ultimate Edition 4.2.4, had zero access to NAS(Network Attactched Storage) drives. While it did pick up the drive, would not allow me to login. nfs-common was missing, re-write the control file and in seconds I have my NFS based 8TB hard drive hard mounted. This is why I care, It may work for some, not all.

I have moved forward on Nasup to version 1.9.9, even wrote you fellas a manual.

If you would like to learn more about Nasup. You can learn more on our forum. I have considered writing it further to detect and pick up Linux based NAS’s Time is not on my side. Let’s see if Western Digital “Borrows” my code as well 😉

I am adjusting tmosb (TheeMahn’s Operating System Builder) to accept version 5.0.3 a LTS is currently not treated the same way. I have written undocumented switches to “work around” the issue, digging though & rectifying such issues, I have my hands full. We will have both, Software supports building Ultimate Edition 5.7 (“Artful Aardvark”) even though Ubuntu has not set it place. LTS is my current concentration. Software is the answer. It may take me a minute, we will have both. I have got this, please allocate me the time. Did you know tmosb is the largest application on the internet currently? There are larger games, not apps. Another manpage I will have to write, probably 100 pages long. As complexity grows, so does loss in users. Simplicity was set in nasup. There is no simplicity in building Operating Systems.

▒ Ultimate Edition 5.7 Artful Aardvark x86/x64 NO STANDARD KDE
▒ Default Build command(s): ▒
▒ tmosb –build ultimate-edition-5.7-x86-lite.iso ▒
▒ tmosb –build ultimate-edition-5.7-x64-lite.iso ▒
▒ tmosb –build ultimate-edition-5.7-x86-gamers.iso ▒
▒ tmosb –build ultimate-edition-5.7-x64-gamers.iso ▒
▒ tmosb –build ultimate-edition-5.7-x86-server.iso ▒
▒ tmosb –build ultimate-edition-5.7-x64-server.iso ▒
▒ tmosb –build ultimate-edition-5.7-x86-minimal-server.iso ▒
▒ tmosb –build ultimate-edition-5.7-x64-minimal-server.iso ▒
▒ tmosb –build ultimate-edition-5.7-x64.iso ▒
▒ tmosb –build ultimate-edition-5.7-x86.iso ▒
▒ tmosb –build ultimate-edition-5.7-armel.iso ▒
▒ tmosb –build ultimate-edition-5.7-armhf.iso ▒
▒ tmosb –build ultimate-edition-5.7-armel.img ▒
▒ tmosb –build ultimate-edition-5.7-armhf.img ▒
▒ tmosb –build ultimate-edition-5.7-powerpc.iso

I hope to eventually have a amdnaples Building software for you autonomously. Server environment is huge, yes I own the previous website. a $51 Billion dollar industry #38 on google last check & it is not even out. I will be #1, can you imagine the value? They can offer me 50 Million and will not accept it. Great to have a guy on the positive? I have never been about money. Why did you buy it? Feel free to answer that question for me.


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by on Jul.21, 2010, under

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Ultimate Edition ??

You use it nearly everyday, yet you probably didn’t think twice about purchasing it. It controls most of your work, yet you didn’t think you had a choice when you hired it as your personal manager. What is it? Your secretary?

No, its your operating system. The most important part of the computer experience, your operating system serves as the base of everything you do on your PC. When you purchased your car, you went through extensive research and bargaining. So why not do the same for your OS, which you spend a lot of your day using?

Chances are you’re running a version of Microsoft Windows, probably XP or Vista. These are great products that open the doors to many great PC capabilities. But what if there was another choice that truly offered the same or better performance in all five key areas: speed, safety, appearance, compatibility, and user friendliness?

That choice is here today: Ultimate Edition, with a price tag of $0. Thanks to the power of open source software, what once was a basement hacker’s operating system of choice is now being used on thousands of desktops and allowing users to do things they never thought possible. Based on the renowned Linux operating system, Ultimate Edition offers unparalleled levels of speed, safety, appearance, compatibility, and user friendliness.


How many times do you find yourself reaching for a cup of coffee after powering on your PC? This lengthily process doesn’t have to waste your time. Boot-up times of over a minute are commonplace in Windows, yet are unheard of with Ultimate Edition. Our test system consistently boots up in under 20 seconds. With this time savings, you can get more work done with less waiting.

But it doesn’t stop there. Once you are logged in, the desktop is ready to use immediately. No more waiting for icons to load. And each application loads instantly. You don’t need a supercomputer for blazing speed–you just need a super OS!


Viruses, spy-ware, Trojan horses! These phrases are known by almost every computer user–and have fostered a multi-million dollar software industry just to protect PCs running Microsoft Windows. Not only do security suites add to the cost of your PC, they also detract further from the performance of your computer.

But with Ultimate Edition, anti-virus software is a thing of the past! Since there are virtually no security threats in the wild for the Linux kernel, your PC is safe and sound with just the pre-installed firewall. No extra security software is needed.

While phishing threats (fraudulent attempts to obtain your personal information) can affect any user on any platform, Mozilla Firefox protects you from these risks and at the same time giving you a faster, more dynamic browsing experience just as it does on the Windows platform.


Everyone loves eye candy, especially in video games. But what if you could have cool 3D effects on your desktop that actually helped you get work done? We’re not talking about Windows Flip-3D folks: that is child’s play compared to what is offered with Ultimate Edition.

Not only can you easily switch between running programs with ease–you can have multiple desktops, or workspaces, each geared toward a certain activity. For instance, you might run a web browser and word processor in one, while running a media player in another, while your camera downloads photos in a third desktop. Best yet, you can switch between these dynamic workspaces in a variety of cool ways: a 3D cube, fluid panel layout, or a simple key combination allow you to multi-task. And you can simply drag and drop windows between your workspaces to get everything set just as you like.

Polished appearance isn’t just for multitasking. Ultimate Edition offers a level of refinement and personalisation unheard of on other platforms. You can customise window borders, task bars, application docks and more from dozens of pre-installed themes with the click of a mouse. Your PC can be truly yours–not the way some programmer in Washington thought it should be.


All this sounds good and dandy. But wait, if it can’t run your most important applications, what good is it? Ultimate Edition to the rescue! Not only can you choose from hundreds (yes, hundreds) of pre-installed applications for everything from syncing your iPod to burning CDs to building websites, you can run all of your favorite Windows applications just as you did in XP or Vista.

Thanks to Wine, the Windows Emulator found pre-installed with Ultimate Edition, your favorite Windows programs-Word, Excel, Photoshop, and a plethora of games–are just a click away. Download a Windows program or insert the install CD-Wine does the rest. And surprisingly, Windows programs run just as fast in Ultimate Edition as they do in XP or Vista, thanks to the thin, streamlined Linux kernel. You can see the applications usable with wine at

Programs are great, but what about your hardware. Will your camera, PDA, and printer all work with Ultimate? The answer is a resounding yes–and you won’t have to do a thing! Thanks to the fabulous work of Ultimate Edition developers, drivers are pre-installed for almost every piece of hard ware you can imagine. On our test system, our TV Tuner, wireless card, printers, digital camera, and more all worked from the moment we plugged them in. No more searching for driver disks in the messy depths of your file cabinet.

User Friendliness

Everyone talks about it, but what truly makes a product user friendly? To us, it means that a product is easy to learn, makes sense, and that you can easily obtain assistance if you can’t figure something out. Ultimate Edition fulfils all of these requirements.

Look at the screenshots– essentially, your Ultimate Edition desktop looks much like the one you’re using right now. The same point and click icons, menus, and search boxes that you’re used to will make it easy to adapt to the benefits of Ultimate. And if you don’t like something the way it is, change it! There are dozens of different menus, task bars, sidebars, and docks to choose from to make it easy to use your computer.

And if you can’t figure something out, Ultimate Edition forums are available to answer all of your questions. Located on our Forum & now on our very own Australian forum, as well as at the Israeli site the fabulous community of Ultimate Edition developers and users will make you feel welcome and help you to quickly answer your questions–and learn something new while your at it.

Speed, safety, appearance, compatibility, and user friendliness–Ultimate Edition covers them all. Whether you’re looking for something new to try, or if you’re serious about getting more work done, faster and easier than ever, then don’t hesitate to download and install Ultimate Edition. You can easily try it without installing–and once you make the decision, you can use it while your installing (wouldn’t you like to watch TV while your new operating system loads?). And don’t worry–you can keep Windows on your system too. Ultimate installs a nice boot menu where you can select whether you would like to start your PC in Ultimate Edition or Windows.

If you’re in the market for a new PC, why not get Ultimate Edition pre-installed alongside (or instead of) Windows?

With this powerful combination of great features, reliability, speed, and ease of use, Ultimate Edition truly offers something no other operating system does.

And with a price tag of $0, how can you say no?

Thanks TheeMahn (-;

The above was written by Blackwolf, one of our administers. We also have a more elaborate online guide that is far from complete. I do suggest a browse of the F.A.Q. on the forum it is constantly being updated by our administers. We have over 15,000 members there and people help people one great big happy family 😉

A slew of information is available: Total posts 73410 • Total topics 7412 • Total members 16845

Ultimate Edition Guide

If you would like to learn how to make your own Linux concoction I wrote an article to assist there as well, we are all about sharing and helping people here.

What is the release cycle of Ultimate Edition?

With the exception of the recent Alpha / Beta releases. Ultimate Edition does not conform to any release cycle or schedule. They are built from the stable tree of Ubuntu and are not released until administers, beta testers and I are satisfied with the release. We strive for perfection.

Releases do conform with an even / odd number versioning system the even numbers IE Ultimate Edition 2.6 is Gnome based only. Odd releases IE Ultimate Edition 2.7 has Gnome as well as KDE and sometimes more environments. LXDE, XFCE for example. Since Ultimate Edition 3.6 I have been writing software to automate the entire building process. Removing 1,000 programmers at a time if necessary. You can not beat software, it does not have a bad day, it just does as it was programmed to do. Today, the software I have written can build over 5,000 operating systems. I will demonstrate that fully. We own for example. I intend to bring servers online from my basement to meet our users needs. Building your custom O/S for you. We are not there YET! I further want to inject Repostorm to automate the fixing of errors as it is being built. Stay tuned.

Please see the table below for further information:

Distribution VersionDistrobaseEnvironments
Ultimate Edition3.9Debootstrapped Ubuntu Raring Ringtaill 13.04 (Ultimate Edition 3.8)KDE, Mate
Ultimate Edition3.8Debootstrapped Ubuntu Raring Ringtaill 13.04 Mate, XBMC
Ultimate Edition3.7Debootstrapped Ubuntu Quantal Quetzal 12.10 (Ultimate Edition 3.6)KDE, Cinnamon, Gnome3, Mate, LXDE, XFCE and Awesome
Ultimate Edition3.6Debootstrapped Ubuntu Quantal Quetzal 12.10Mate, XBMC
Ultimate Edition3.5Ubuntu Precise Pangolin 12.04 LTS (Ultimate Edition 3.4)KDE, Gnome 3, Gnome Classic, Gnome fallback, Unity, Unity 2D, Cinnamon, Openbox, Mate, XFCE and XMBC
Ultimate Edition3.4Ubuntu Precise Pangolin 12.04 LTSGnome 3
Ultimate Edition3.3Ubuntu Oneric Ocelot 11.10KDE, Gnome 3, Gnome Classic, Gnome fallback, Unity, Unity 2D, and XMBC
Ultimate Edition3.2Ubuntu Oneric Ocelot 11.10Gnome 3, Gnome Classic, Gnome fallback, Unity, Unity 2D, and XMBC
Ultimate Edition3.1Currently unreleased (Natty Narwhal 11.04)TBA
Ultimate Edition3.0Ubuntu Natty Narwhal 11.04Gnome, Unity
Ultimate Edition Lite3.0Ubuntu Natty Narwhal 11.04LXDE / Openbox
Ultimate Edition2.9Ubuntu Maverick Meerkat 10.10Gnome, KDE, XFCE
Ultimate Edition Lite2.8Ubuntu Maverick Meerkat 10.10LXDE / Openbox
Ultimate Edition2.8Ubuntu Maverick Meerkat 10.10Gnome
Ultimate Edition2.7Ubuntu Lucid Lynx 10.04Gnome, KDE, XFCE, LXDE
Ultimate Edition2.6Ubuntu Lucid Lynx 10.04Gnome
Ultimate Edition2.5Ubuntu Karmic Koala 9.10Gnome, KDE, XFCE
Ultimate Edition2.4Ubuntu Karmic Koala 9.10Gnome
Ultimate Edition2.3Ubuntu Jaunty Jackalope 9.10Gnome, KDE, XFCE
Ultimate Edition2.2Ubuntu Jaunty Jackalope 9.10Gnome
Ultimate Edition2.1Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex 9.04Gnome, KDE, XFCE
Ultimate Edition2.0Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex 9.04Gnome
Ultimate Edition1.9Ubuntu Hardy Heron 8.10Gnome, KDE, XFCE
Ultimate Edition1.8Ubuntu Hardy Heron 8.10Gnome

We also have speciality releases for the gaming type called Gamers Edition, all gamers edition’s are based on the even cycle gnome only to allow more space to add additional games.

We now provide a "Lite Edition" for computers with low resources, typically powered by Mate, XFCE or LXDE environment.

How do I test / install Ultimate Edition?

Ultimate Edition is great, unlike "Other O/S’s" It allows you to test drive it right off the Live DVD without making any changes to your computer. Naturally it will run slower then it would after being installed, but allows you to make sure everything is going to work before taking the plunge and installing it. Back in the past I had a TV capture card and have watched TV on my computer as it was installing. Eat your heart out M$ 😉

The process involved can be relatively hard for a new user. No, I do not want to scare you away. Many failures in this department are due to a corrupt download or a bad burn. I would like to take the extra time to address both these issues to help make things smooth sailing. I would also like to provide an alternative way of installing it, so easy a cave man could do it 🙂 Provided you have a USB thumb drive of 4GB or greater capacity.

MD5SUM & Windows

MD5SUM is a basic Cyclic Redundancy Check used to ensure the copy you downloaded is not corrupt, this is an important step. It will save you tons of heartache down the road, possibly a few DVD coasters. Md5sum is built into Linux.

I went through some troubled times here trying to find a easy to use & free version of md5sum for Windows. After 4 or 5 of them I settled with winmd5sum, fairly straight forward and easy to use. You need to only copy the md5sum alpha-numeric for the release you have downloaded from the page, browse to the file and click compare:


Now you know you have a good copy, what now? In Windows 7 it could not be much easier, simply right click the file and click Burn ISO File. MAKE SURE YOU BURN AT YOUR DVD BURNERS SLOWEST SPEED!!!:

Burn ISO

Running an older version of windows like xp? All is not lost, I found a free ISO burning tool called Active ISOBurner. MAKE SURE YOU BURN AT YOUR DVD BURNERS SLOWEST SPEED!!!:

ActiveISO Burner ActiveISO Burner

MD5SUM & Linux

Burning & md5sum all in a few steps.

  • Open k3b
  • Click more actions at the bottom and select burn image.
  • Browse to where you downloaded the ISO
  • The Md5sum is shown in the middle, as above compare it to the webpage you downloaded it from
  • Select DVD drives slowest burn speed.
  • Click Start
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Windows, Linux and USB

I have created a custom UNetBootin for Ultimate Edition to make life easy, It will even optionally download the ISO for you. Weather you use Windows or Linux you need only to download this file and extract it anywhere you like go into the folder you extracted it. If running windows double click the unetbootin-windows-485.exe. unetbootin-linux-485 if you are running Linux. The screen shots I am going to provide below are from windows, however the program runs exactly the same no matter which O/S you run it in. You need only to select which distribution you wish to run, select your USB thumb drive and click O.k.

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Already downloaded the ISO no problem click disk image option select the ISO and click O.k.

UnetBootin Ultimate Edition Style

No matter which direction you went you should end up with the following:

UnetBootin Ultimate Edition Style

All you need to do now is reboot from USB to test it or optionally install. USB is the only way I install, I would go through about 100 DVD’s a month otherwise 😉

Enjoy UE,


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