Lubuntu must be doing it well, so there’re lots and lots of new derivatives growing up everywhere. This one, DEFT Linux version 6, is a forensic purpose distro, and comes in both Linux and Windows versions (aka DEFT 3 Extra), with specific tools for helping police and investigators to deal with “criminal” computers 🙂 .
Another flavour of Ubuntu (Maverick based) using our beloved LXDE desktop: WattOS R3. It comes with a lot of improvements, a wide range of applications and ease of use. The distro includes Foobnix as media player, the photo editor Fotoxx, PCManFM with network support, KeePassX password manager, the standard planner Osmo, RedNotebook for creating personal diaries, and Firefox as the default web browser. Only available for x86 (32 bit) computers.
I must talk about another “derivative” distribution born upon Lubuntu, this called Zorin OS. Using an LXDE desktop, it has unique desktop configuration features, like Background Plus (plays animations in the background), Splash Screen Manager (self explanatory), and Look Changer (switches look to a Windows, MacOSX or Gnome like). This distro can look familiar to everyone and maintains the speed and lightness of Lubuntu.
Another derivative from Lubuntu (mmm, we’re inspiration for others, good). Ultimate Lite edition, with a different applications pack, like VLC, Firefox, gEdit (?), Ultamatix (a 3rd party tool for installing codecs and other stuff) and LXDE or Lubuntu original themes replaced by the Blue Deck theme pack. An image is worth a thousand words:
Another operating system based on Lubuntu has been released, Newtoos 2011, including familiar applications, such as OpenOFfice, VLC, Skype, etc. You can check it out here (slovak web).
Julien said: “the Alpha 1 is a snapshot of the actual development, with minimum tests. Expect others breakages until Alpha 2. However, you can easily test it
under virtualbox or qemu”.
Buggy (as known black background, the panel appears in the middle of the screen, checking the CD fail, start menu not correctly translated, splash screen may fall-back to Ubuntu text one, istaller doesn’t install correct restricted packages).
Anyway, if you want to test it go to downloads section and grab it while hot.
Another great OS has been released. Ok, it’s not Lubuntu, but it’s based on Maverick, so it could be considered as a “brother” kind to our distro, and maintained by our collaborator Leszek Lesner. Have a look and you’ll find a nice BeOS-ish desktop and a bunch of applications that accomplish every possible daily need. More info about this release here.
Due to space problems in other servers, we offer now the possibility to host the image disc. Now you can download directly from The Lubuntu Blog you ISO. Check the downloads section, now rearranged for better understanding.
…and happy 11th position at Distrowatch this month!