Not just Ubuntu, Go for Variants

By Pratik Shivarkar | Labels: , , ,


You may have used Ubuntu, Its quite famous... Actually damn famous, Ubuntu is the one of the most used Linux Distro.
Many newbies use Ubuntu as their first Distro, and they even like it. But there is no Perfect OS or Perfect Distro, so even Ubuntu isn't perfect for every role on your desktop.
That is why the Ubuntu variants are for!
Each variant have a small but specific objective, Variants are optimized to satisfy your needs in best way.



As you know what Ubuntu is, so I’m not going to list the Ubuntu, in this list.
1. Xubuntu
Xubuntu is official Ubuntu variant, which is based on XFCE Desktop Environment. This feature makes Xubuntu a good choice for Laptops, Notebooks or Low-End machines. Due to different Desktop environment Xubuntu features largely differs from Ubuntu.
Serves as – Lightweight and Rich Featured Desktop
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2. Kubuntu
Kubuntu is a official variant of Ubuntu, which is based on K Desktop Environment, KDE is a major Desktop Environment for Linux mostly compared to Gnome. KDE is very easy to use, mostly for Windows users. Kubuntu is loaded with many amazing features making it a good choice for desktop Linux distribution
Serves as - A full-fledged desktop solution
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3. CrunchBang
CrunchBang is a popular Ubuntu based distro, which uses Openbox window manager, Crunch Bang is lightweight, rich featured, highly customizable and probably a beautiful distribution. CrunchBang is one of my favorite distributions.
Serves as – A Lightweight Desktop without dropping Eye-Candy and Functionality
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4. Linux Mint and Community Editions
Linux Mint one of my long time favorite, Linux Mint is also a one of the most popular Linux distros. Linux Mint and Its community editions like KDE Edition, XFCE Edition or Fluxbox Edition based editions are very similar to Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu, Fluxubuntu but not the same. Linux Mint offers lot more than Ubuntu or Its vanilla variants offer. Linux Mint includes many distro specific development like configuration front-ends.
Serves as – An Easy and Elegant desktop
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5. gOS
gOS (Good OS not Google OS) is a beautiful Ubuntu based distribution which offers Gnome Desktop Environment with many pre-installed useful applications like Google Desktop Gadgets, Picasa, Skype, and proprietary plug-ins like Adobe Flash, etc.
Serves as – Handy and Easy desktop
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6. Ubuntu Ultimate Edition
Ubuntu Ultimate Edition is a compilation of large numbers of softwares, themes and desktop environments. Ubuntu Ultimate Edition is definitely good option for those who don’t have internet connections or have slow internet connection, to download other required softwares regularly.
Serves as – Bulky OS containing most of things you need.
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7. Ubuntu Studio
Ubuntu Studio is multi-media creation flavor of Ubuntu, Its is optimized and designed for editing and creating Audio, Video and Graphics with ease, Ubuntu Studio is loaded with many multimedia applications. and It runs on real time Linux kernel, which brings performance to Audio/Video editing
Serves as – A high quality Multimedia workstation
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8. Mythbuntu
Mythbuntu is an community supported add-on for Ubuntu focused upon setting up a standalone Myth TV based PVR system. It can be used to prepare a standalone system or for integration with an existing Myth TV network
Serves as – Home entertainment box
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9. Freespire
Freespire is a community-involved, Linux-based operating system that combines the best that free, open source software has to offer (community involved, freely distributed, open source code, etc.), but also provides users the choice of including proprietary codec's, drivers and applications as they see fit.
Serves as – Rich featured desktop
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10. Fluxbuntu
Fluxbuntu is a Ubuntu based Distro, It is defaulted to Fluxbox window manager. Fluxbuntu is lightweight and fast, minimalistic distro. Though it doesn’t support large number of features, but it is one of best suited distros for old hardware.
Serves as – Extremely lightweight desktop.
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