Linux News Today: Ultimate Edition 5.0 LTS Released Based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
After many months of silence, and probably hard work, TheeMahn has finally released a new version of his Ubuntu-based Ultimate Edition computer operating system.
Ultimate Edition 5.0 is available today, built on top of the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerius) operating system using the Tmosb OS builder utility developed by distribution’s creator. However, it appears that Ultimate Edition 5.0 has been completely re-written, not based on previous work.
Best of all, Ultimate Edition 5.0 is an LTS (Long Term Support) release, which means that it will receive security patches and software updates for no less than three years, until 2019, just like many of the official Ubuntu flavors. Additionally, Ultimate Edition 5.0 LTS ships with Xenial Xerus’ long-term supported Linux 4.4 kernel.
“Tmosb is also included in this release, allowing you to do the same. This release IS a Long Term Supported (LTS) release, supported until the year 2019. This release is most certainly worthy of the Ultimate Edition title. I have received 0 and I do mean 0 negative feedback,” said the developers in today’s announcement.
First Ultimate Edition 5.0 flavor is built around MATE 1.14
It looks like the developer is planning on releasing multiple flavors of his Ultimate Edition 5.0 LTS operating system, but, for now, he only managed to deliver a 64-bit Lite edition built around the lightweight and highly customizable MATE 1.14.1 desktop environment.
Shortly, he will attempt to create a 32-bit Lite edition, also with the MATE 1.14 desktop, a Full Edition built around the modern and powerful GNOME desktop environment, the usual Ultimate Gamers Edition, which will include numerous open-source games, and another Lite edition, but this time with Xfce.
An Ultimate Developers Edition could also be released later this year (you can see it in the gallery attached below). In the meantime, you can download the Ultimate Edition 5.0 LTS Lite Edition right now via our website, but please note that it will only work on 64-bit computers.