Ultimate Edition 3.8, a Linux distribution based on Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail, has been released into the wild, breathing new life into this old operating system.
The distribution was built from the ground up, and it comes with an assortment of desktop environments, including Unity.
“Ultimate Edition 3.8 was built from the ground up debootstrapped from the Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail tree. Many of the issues I faced with the development of Ultimate Edition 3.6 & 3.7 just faded away. Finally in my humble opinion a release worthy of the Ultimate Edition title,” reads the official announcement.
The developer of this distro has tried to make Ultimate Edition as secure as possible, but he also simplified everything by reducing the number of available desktop environments to just one, MATE 1.6.
“My main focus on this distribution, was your privacy and security. I have taken steps beyond the call of duty to ensure that is exactly what happens. These integrated features may become a new de facto or standard with future releases of Ultimate Edition.”
“No more ‘Big Brother’ watching over your shoulder and tracking your every move. Funny how other O/S’s want to spy on you or target you for ads,” the dev said.
Another interesting new feature is the Software Center, which has been heavily modified in order to better fit the distribution.
Ultimate Edition 3.8 has been deemed as a stable distribution, and users are encouraged to use with confidence. The new 4.0 version is still some time away and you should not wait for it, as the current one will be sufficient until then.