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A free Linux distribution based on Ubuntu and using the GNOME desktop environment

editor's review




UbuntuES tries to be a custom and open source flavor of the Ubuntu Linux operating system, built around the controversial GNOME desktop environment and specifically designed for Linux beginners and Spanish-speaking users.

Distributed as Live DVDs for 64-bit and 32-bit architectures

This custom Ubuntu spin can be downloaded via Softpedia or from its official website (see link above) as two Live DVD ISO images of approximately 2GB in size, suitable for either x86_64 (64-bit) or i686 PAE (32-bit) hardware platforms and deployable on USB flash drives or DVD discs.

Boot options

The boot menu is standard for an Ubuntu-based operating system, allowing the user to start the live environment with default boot options or in safe graphics mode, start the graphical installer directly, run a system memory diagnostic test, or boot an existing operating system from the local drive.

Futuristic desktop environment powered by GNOME

As mentioned, the default and only desktop environment of UbuntuES is GNOME, which uses a futuristic theme. Both GNOME Shell and GNOME Classic sessions are available on the login prompt, where you must use the ‘’ username and password combination to log in.

A great selection of open source applications

Default applications include the GIMP image editor, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome web browsers, Shutter screenshot utility, Phatch batch image processing tool, Tomboy note-taking tool, FF Converter video conversion utility, and Nautilus file manager,

Bottom line

Summing up, UbuntuES proves to be a stable, reliable and modern operating system based on the world’s most popular free distribution of Linux, Ubuntu, with a futuristic design and a plethora of open source applications that will help Linux beginners to learn the ways of the Linux and Ubuntu. Please keep in mind that while the default language is Spanish, it can be easily changed to English after installation.

UbuntuES was reviewed by Marius Nestor
Last updated on June 10th, 2014
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