Ultimate Edition 5.4: Ultimate Edition, released for the first time in December of 2006, is a junction of Ubuntu and Linux Mint.
The goal of the project is a complete, perfectly integrated, visually stimulating and easy to install operating system.
Upgrading at the touch of a button is one of the many special features of this distribution. Other key features include a custom desktop and theme with 3D effects, support for a wide range of networking options, including WiFi and Bluetooth, as well as integration of many additional applications and packet repositories.
Although I am not a friend of Ubuntu, I decided to try Ultimate Edition in the 5.4 version, which is the latest version.
I downloaded it ultimate-edition-5.4-x64-lite.iso and tried to pass it on a USB with some GUI application.
I used Unetbootin, without effect, but also the application developed by openSUSE and never disappointed me before.
Failure. Unetbootin failed to create a bootable USB and the openSUSE imagewriter did not even want to try.
I did not put it down, and I had no mood to burn DVD for a test facility.
I tried with terminal and the known command dd. ISO went to USB but I still could not do the boot.
Although I had decided I would not go into the process of burning DVDs, the above attempts made me mad.
Next move? K3B:
To report on the story, the system I use for all of the above is a CentOS in the latest version. The most reliable I've ever met on Linux.
Eventually I managed to start the operating system live, but I noticed it was too slow. I have tried other distributions (like openSUSE) from DVD but I have not encountered such a delay at all.
After much patience and stubbornness, I managed to see the functional desktop and was exactly what I am trying to avoid:
A modified version of Mate, with a lot of effects. Unfortunately, this desktop surface disappointed me as I prefer simple things. The more effects and the more applications the slower the operating system.
And Ultimate Edition 5.4 is full of applications. In the figure below you can see how many apps exist for audio and video:
Sincerely so many applications that look like bloatware. As far as management apps are concerned, distribution has a classic Mate management panel, Ubuntu software update and Synaptic for installing a new operating system.
As you can see, I was not excited about the experience I had with 5.4 Ultimate Edition. I found quite annoying things or to make it more elegant, functions I avoid.
I spent a lot of time trying to run Ultimate Linux, and when I loaded it I was disappointed with what I saw. Such a system does not definitely do for old computers, as there will be several shortcomings in the graphics card in addition to memory issues.
Many things did not work. Applications failed to load or caused system lock. ISO was not loaded correctly or was not loaded at all.
Ultimate Edition 5.4 has failed to run well on hardware running CentOS, Fedora, openSUSE, Debian, and Manjaro.
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Ultimate Edition is targeted at new Linux users, and will surely impress them with the graphics and the multitude of applications it has.
The distribution reminded me, however, that many times the look is more important than it is: for example, this distribution has nice gadgets on the desktop to monitor system resources.