UbuntuFlavors

Introduction to Flavors

The difference between the flavors are in the set of packages installed. However, all flavors of Ubuntu use the same repository for downloading updates, so the same set of packages is available regardless of which flavor you have installed. New flavors have to go through a process to become a Recognized Flavor.

About the Flavors

Flavor

Seeds

First Official Release

Kubuntu

kubuntu/live, kubuntu/ship-live, kubuntu/ship, kubuntu/dvd, kubuntu/dvd-live

5.04

Edubuntu

edubuntu/dvd, edubuntu/dvd-live

5.10

Xubuntu

xubuntu/desktop, xubuntu/ship-live

6.06 LTS

Mythbuntu

mythbuntu/live

7.10

UbuntuStudio

ubuntustudio/dvd

7.10

Lubuntu

lubuntu/live, lubuntu/ship-live

11.10

Ubuntu GNOME

TBD

13.04

UbuntuKylin

TBD

13.04

All 8 of these flavors distribute images (CD, DVD or alternate).

Kubuntu

Kubuntu offers KDE's Plasma Workspace experience on top of the Ubuntu core system. Built on Nokia's Qt it offers a modern, good-looking and stable system for home and office use.

Edubuntu

The Edubuntu flavor is targeted at schools. It includes applications and games appropriate for children. Edubuntu is designed for a teacher or network administrator to be able to setup a complete classroom quickly and easily.

Xubuntu

Xubuntu provides a light, stable and configurable desktop environment with conservative workflows. Xubuntu uses Xfce as the desktop environment.

Mythbuntu

Mythbuntu is a community supported add-on for Ubuntu focused upon setting up a standalone MythTV based PVR system. It can be used to prepare a standalone system or for integration with an existing MythTV network.

Ubuntu Studio

Ubuntu Studio is a community supported multimedia creation flavor of Ubuntu. Ubuntu Studio is aimed at the GNU/Linux audio, video and graphic enthusiast as well as professional.

Lubuntu

Lubuntu is a faster, more lightweight and energy saving variant of Ubuntu using LXDE, the Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment. It is targeted at "normal" PC and laptop users running on low-spec hardware.

Ubuntu GNOME

Ubuntu GNOME (formerly Ubuntu GNOME Remix) is a community supported flavor of Ubuntu that uses GNOME Shell instead of Unity, along with a plethora of GTK+ 3 applications associated with the GNOME Desktop Environment.

UbuntuKylin

The objective of the UbuntuKylin project is to create a variant of Ubuntu that is more suitable for Chinese users. We are committed to provide the user with a delicate, thoughtful and fully customized Chinese user experience out-of-the-box. Its first official release will be 13.04 ("Raring Ringtail").

UbuntuFlavors (last edited 2013-12-21 20:58:37 by knome)