Ultima Linux 8.4
Supports 32-bit and 64-bit computers
The Ultima Linux operating system can be downloaded from Softpedia as two Live CD ISO images, one for each of the supported hardware platforms, 32-bit (i386) and 64-bit (x86_64). Both ISOs fit perfectly on CD discs, but they can also be deployed to USB flash drives of 1GB or higher capacity.
Minimal boot menu with advanced options
The Live CD boot menu is minimal, allowing users to press the Enter key on their keyboard to start the live system with normal configuration. Experienced Linux users can press the F2 key to access a help screen with detailed information about available boot options.
The graphical session is powered by KDE 3.5
By default, users will be dropped to a login screen where they must use the “root’ username and the “root” password (without quotes) to log into the graphical session, which is powered by the KDE 3.5 desktop environment. It uses a single taskbar, from where users can navigate the main menu, launch frequently used apps, cycle between the four virtual workspaces, interact with running programs, as well as to access important system functions.
Includes a bunch of KDE-specific apps
Being built around the KDE desktop environment, the Desktop Edition of Ultima Linux includes a bunch of KDE-specific apps, such as the Dolphin file manager, KSnapshot screen capture program, KGet download manager, Konqueror web browser, KAudioCreator Audio-CD ripper, KMail email client, Amarok audio player and K3b CD/DVD burning software.
Comes pre-loaded with top-notch applications
In addition to the above, the distro comes pre-loaded with top-notch applications, including Mozilla Firefox, Mozilla Thunderbird, Pidgin, DeVeDe, Wireshark, Gslapt, Opera, GIMP, XChat, Zenmap, Xine and OpenOffice.org.
Reviewed by Marius Nestor, last updated on August 28th, 2014
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- The Ultima Linux project is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Ultima Linux 8.4. This release includes over 850 packages, including the Linux kernel 188.8.131.52, X.Org 7.3 with ATI and NVIDIA proprietary drivers, KDE 3.5.10, OpenOffice.org 2.4.1. Highlights: all-new code base based on the ultima-scripts package and live CD build system; more optimized base system, including i686-optimized kernel and glibc on x86, and greater use of native code on AMD64; improved hardware support for wireless, ATI and NVIDIA drivers, and some 'netbooks' such as the ASUS Eee PC; cleaner, more refined desktop with numerous Ultima tweaks and enhancements...
Application descriptionUltima Linux is completely free Live Linux distribution designed as a desktop-oriented operating system packed with ...