Welcome aboard Ultimate Edition 5.1, 2 Operating Systems released in a week, not to mention new software. A day of Vacation has paid off. Let’s do some math. 4.2 GB X 4,193 downloads in less then a week I believe is roughly 17610 Gigabytes of transfer, 17 Terabytes in 5 days, thanks Sourceforge once again. I look for Ultimate Edition 5.1 to fold that. No screenie, I am hoping to lessen their burden. This I did not know until today, I am the #1 downloaded KDE project on sourceforge. Did you know I hate KDE?
Uploading as I type is Ultimate Edition 5.0 Gamers. This is not a pretty Operating System, it was developed for one reason and one reason only & that is to play games. Wayne Mcginnis & I have stripped the O/S to the bone. I have been writing packages to break the 4.3 GB barrier for gaming. I think you will be pleasantly surprised in the Quantity / Quality.
You will not find a spreadsheet writer in this O/S. I highly suggest you install the operating system as well as graphic drivers before playing around. Some games will work w/o graphic drivers, the heavy ones a pre-requisite. Some games will download up to an additional 5GB of data. I have warned you. I will not take the time to write a page for it. I may add a link on the gamers page, but that is as far as it goes.
I don’t typically have time to play games, that may change in the future. With a AMD RyZen CPU & Vega GPU on my Itinerary. Both free, I will sell AMD stock to get both for free. I paid 0 for the stock is how it is free. Let me try and queue you in. I convinced a co-worker to invest in AMD back when it was $6.97 a share November 21st I believe at $30,000 (4,043 shares). I did not ask for money. He offered me 2 days later $5,000 for the tip. I turned it down. I wanted stock. I have stock in AMD. I know where they are going. As a bonus to him I will tell him when to sell.
Anyway, we are here to game right?
theemahn@JackHammer:~/Wip$ md5sum ultimate-edition-5.0-x64-gamers.iso
theemahn@JackHammer:~/Wip$ ls -la
drwxrwxr-x 2 theemahn theemahn 4096 Jan 7 22:43 .
drwxr-xr-x 47 theemahn theemahn 4096 Jan 7 19:37 ..
-rw-rw-r– 1 theemahn theemahn 0 Jan 7 22:43 new file
-rw-r–r– 1 theemahn theemahn 4228114432 Jan 7 18:51 ultimate-edition-5.0-x64-gamers.iso
I have lost 12 TB of data as of recent, please allow at least a hour or 2 to upload. I will never buy a Seagate drive again. 1Year warantee, 12 TB gone. 1 Year and 3 months later drive #1 gone, a month or 2 later #2 gone. Only $500 get me? Information is priceless. I have had 10 year warantee SSD’s fail on me. Redundancy is a huge factor. Clouds have quit on me. It is BS to charge a guy $250 for a 6TB drive and only warrant it for 1 year. Like clock work gone. You think I would be more so pissed over the SSD with the 10 year warantee, no it did not take any data I cared about. SSD’s are small today, tomorrow wont be. Both of those 6TB drives do not have the capacitance of what is coming solidly. ETA 11 Minutes on the upload. 4th time I have uploaded it this eve.
Uploading as I type Ultimate Edition 5.1. Not 5.0.1, huge difference It is actually one step up over what I currently run. I run 5.1, however Mate based. Yes, you can do the same. First thing I did after installing:
sudo apt-get install mate-desktop-environment
This is a Alpha Ladies & Gentlemen. It does not have a wallpaper, nor does it include all the software you love YET! Gamers is coming, we as an Entity have a few things up our sleeves.
Just can’t wait, please understand an Alpha.
I updated Ultimate Edition 5.0 to Ultimate Edition 5.0.1 it is Long Term Supported (LTS) and released an Ultimate Edition 5.0 for the x86 (32bit) users based on Mate this weekend. 2 Operating Systems this weekend. Yes, I know there are many users that want to get their hands on Ultimate Edition 5.1. O.K. first we are playing with LTS releases. I have been playing with Ultimate Edition 5.1 based on KDE for a long minute, when I released Ultimate Edition 5.0 I was already running Ultimate Edition 5.1. I actually have a Ultimate Edition 5.3. Newer, is not necessary better. That could change as we advance. I want to make things very apparent 5.0.1 is not 5.1 has no KDE in 5.0.1 that is. You KDE buffs will have to wait. I have been running Ultimate Edition 5.1 for a long minute, didn’t I already say that? I would like to fix issues before release. If I was you I would wait patiently.
Mean while, FineTuch, Mr. Breeg and I dropped Laminate flooring in the house, did I mention I have 3 job titles 😉 I have a Home Security System / Home Automation system dropping to the house this coming week, my job is never done. I am going to place Home Automation in my house. 300 Devices in total. I will speak and the house will listen. I will write software to accelerate that factor. I love the Open source movement, did you know you can do the same with a Raspberry PI? Google it.
I seen today we lost our Australian friends down under. Blackwolf’s Ultimate Edition forum is no more. He remains our top dog on our main forum. I wish he would have expressed monetary problems to me, thus I assume. It is certainly not free to run a website, I can assure you with the highest regard he will be missed. If I can fix it I will.
Let’s get the introduction out of the way:
Many will think an introduction is unnecessary, I am fairly well known in the Linux community. We get new users all the time, so I do deem it necessary to introduce myself. I am Glenn Cady better known via my nickname “TheeMahn” on the Internet. I have been writing software in excess of 30 years steadily approaching 35 years. While it may appear to the untrained eye I have earned the nickname, many things happen behind the scenes that most users are not aware of. I would like to take the time to make apparent.
Ultimate Edition as a whole has tons of beta testers (local and worldwide), moderators and administrators that not only test the Operating Systems that I build or that software I have written builds for them. They additionally test software I have written and take the time to answer your questions while I am busy programming and do so for free. I do want to give the Ultimate Edition community kudos, for allowing me to my job.
I will be updating Ultimate Edition Forum with information as I push forward.
Pictures say a thousand words, surely a video says a million 😉
I wrote some code for the PI, which works perfectly extracting a PI image & it does not care who made it.
I have successfully built a Ultimate Edition 5.0 PI image, it is simply a matter of time to write code to re-build the image.
theemahn@ultimate:~$ uname -a
Linux ultimate 4.1.19-v7+ #858 SMP Tue Mar 15 15:56:00 GMT 2016 armv7l armv7l armv7l GNU/Linux
theemahn@ultimate:~$ lsb_release -a
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ultimate_Edition_Lite
Description: Ultimate Edition 5.0 LTS
My building of images has been hit with a miss, extraction flawless 5 at a time. Ultimate Edition PI is coming. This also opens doors for phones.
Stay Tuned, I want XMAS in July.
If you do not follow me on Facebook, Allow me to repeat myself: Rasberry PI 3 Class B has arrived today. It begins I have played with it, I can not imagine how many units have been sent back. The unit does not function until it has a viable O/S pre-loaded on a sdcard. I had it plugged into projection initially, did not boot with or without a card. Hooked it to a regular monitor HDMI to Dsub (9pin), thought I had a bad unit.
Hooked it to a 4K monitor through Eport, also failure. Loaded a Sdcard. Seen my first green light on the board, still nothing on my screen. Ripped the HDMI out of my PC shoved it into the board, guess what worked. I have big plans coming for the board. I will have to say my initial impression all the above behind wireless is crap. I am used to not waiting for anything in the era of computers, technology or wireless.
I have been told if I would have hard wired it, it is snappy. We will soon see. I ordered a Main board for an older Quad Core I have had sitting here for months on JUL 02, did not care when it arrived here, from China ETA: Wed, Jul 20 – Fri, Aug 05. Has 4 sata ports, the PI 3 has 4 USB ports To me it looks like the PI 3 is fighting a loosing battle. I do love speed in data transfer. One way or the other one of the two units will feed my house.
When I reboot or test an operating system I just built, people flock to my man-cave and ask me what are you doing? I just lost my movie I was watching, this will stop. I am going to break the chain. One way or the other.
I have since ordered a 32GB Samsung EVO+ to give the PI 3 Class B a chance, the best it can take. I initially intend for the PI3 or the Mainboard (both quad cores) I have en-route to replace my NAS (Network Attached Storage) system. It is pretty hard to replace the JackHammer (same rig that builds Ultimate Edition). I will blog about the outcome it in the future.
Just keeping you in the loop,
I am working on Ultimate Edition 5.1 also a LTS for you KDE buffs:
Just can’t wait to try out the theme? Download Ultimate Edition 5.1 Theme. I created the wallpaper using nothing but Gimp and a new Gimp scripts package I summoned up. Time to load Ultimate Edition 5.1 out to a thumb drive and ensue testing. It is coming.
Fantastic success on the first release of Ultimate Edition 5.0 Lite based on Mate. It has been downloaded 20,000 times in about a week. Additionally, what shocked me to see the 8 in one BluRay pounded over 2,000 times in a week that is a bunch of data flow when considered it is 23 Gigabytes with 18,000 or so X 3 Gigabytes as well.
I have been busy. I have dropped a new Ultimate Edition 5.0 LTS Lite. Hand built for the most part based on XFCE, smaller, tighter and faster:
Distro: Ultimate Edition
LTS (Long term supported): Yes
Data Preparer: <theemahn@JackHammer>
Data Publisher: TMOSB <http://os-builder.com/>
Default Desktop Environment(DE): XFCE
Installed Size: 6,067,134,464 bytes.
Ultimate Edition 5.0 “Xenial Xerus” – Release x64 (20160707)
Please note: The above url, may not work if the release has not been made public.
It can be downloaded from the Ultimate Edition 5.0 Page. We are far from done, I have also been asked for a LXDE and a Cinnamon version. While I was at it I dropped a Ultimate Edition Lite 4.2.4 also a Long Term Supported release based on the Trusty tree, this will probably be the last release you see from me on the Trusty tree. I have been told it is flawless.
It does not stop there, I have ordered a Raspberry PI for development. it will be here Tuesday. Shwn Vntr (one our beta testers) and I will be constructing an PI O/S for it, he is well ahead of me now.
Big things are in works enjoy,