Ubuntu DVD

11.10 GPL (GNU General Public License)    
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The world's most popular Linux distribution is now available for download as a Live DVD

editor's review




Welcome to the Oneiric Ocelot edition of Ubuntu DVD, a special edition of the Ubuntu Linux operating system that is available for download as a Live DVDs instead of the regular Live CD images, containing a larger suite of products.

Suitable for 64-bit and 32-bit platforms

This is the first ever release of the Ubuntu DVD project, officially announced by Canonical along with the Ubuntu 11.10 operating system on October 13, 2011 and supported until May 9, 2013. It can be downloaded as Live DVD ISO images of approximately 1.5GB in size each.

The ISO images can be burned onto DVD discs or written on USB flash drives or 2GB or higher capacity in order for the user to boot them from the BIOS of a PC. Supported architectures include 64-bit and 32-bit.

Boot options

The boot loader of the Live DVDs is indentical with the one of the standard Live CDs, allowing the user to start the live session with default options, boot an existing operating system from the first disk drive, permanently install the distribution on a local drive, perform a memory test, and check the integrity of the DVD media.

Standard Unity desktop environment loaded with dozen of apps

As expected, Ubuntu DVD comes with the modern Unity graphical desktop environment that was introduced in the Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty Narwhal) release, but it is loaded with a lot more applications than the standard Live CD edition.

Among the preinstalled apps, we can mention the Banshee media player, GIMP image editor, Deja Dup backup software, Mozilla Firefox web browser, GNU Emacs text editor, Inkscape vector graphics editor, LibreOffice office suite, PiTiVi video editor, Mozilla Thunderbird email and news client, and Transmission torrent downloader.

Bottom line

In conclusion, if you want to install or use the Ubuntu 11.10 operating system with a lot more applications that the main Desktop Live CD edition provides, we strongly suggest to use the Ubuntu DVD project. Keep in mind though, that this version is no longer supported and has been archived for historical purposes only.

Ubuntu DVD was reviewed by Marius Nestor
Last updated on May 29th, 2014
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