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Here is the list of ubuntu based Linux Distributions and Live Cd's and it might be useful for some users.If some thing is missing from this list let me know i will add to this list.


Ubuntu is a complete Linux-based operating system, freely available with both community and professional support. It is
developed by a large community and we invite you to participate too!

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Kubuntu is a user friendly operating system based on KDE, the K Desktop Environment. With a predictable 6 month release cycle and part of the Ubuntu project, Kubuntu is the GNU/Linux distribution for everyone.

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Edubuntu is a complete Linux-based operating system, freely available with community based support.The Edubuntu community is built on the ideas enshrined in the Edubuntu Manifesto: that software should be available free of charge, that software tools should be usable by people in their local language and despite any disabilities,and that people should have the freedom to customise and alter their software in whatever way they see fit.

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Xubuntu is an official derivative of the Ubuntu open source operating system, using the Xfce desktop environment.
Xubuntu is intended for use on less-powerful computers or those who seek a highly efficient desktop environment on faster systems, and uses mostly GTK+ applications.

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Ubuntu Studio

Ubuntu Studio is a free, open, and powerful operating system for creative people to create their art.Whether your focus is audio, video, photography, or graphic design, Ubuntu Studio is both productive and rewarding to use.

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Lubuntu is a fast and lightweight operating system developed by a community of Free and Open Source enthusiasts. The core of the system is based on Linux and Ubuntu . Lubuntu uses the minimal desktop LXDE, and a selection of light applications. We focus on speed and energy-efficiency. Because of this, Lubuntu has very low hardware requirements. Please join us and contribute to an exciting International Free and Open Source Software project.

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Mythbuntu is an official Ubuntu flavor 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. Unlike similar projects, Mythbuntu keeps close ties with Ubuntu and all development is given back to Ubuntu. This architecture allows simple conversions from a standard desktop to a Mythbuntu machine and vice versa. The development cycle of Mythbuntu mirrors that of Ubuntu.

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Linux Mint

Linux Mint's purpose is to produce an elegant, up to date and comfortable GNU/Linux desktop based on Ubuntu.

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Aurora (formerly named Eeebuntu) (not to be confused with EasyPeasy, formerly known as Ubuntu Eee) is an operating system for netbooks. The current version is based on Ubuntu, though newer versions will be based on Debian Unstable.Eeebuntu was designed originally for the Asus Eee PC line of netbooks.Four versions are available for install: Standard, NBR (standard with Ubuntu Netbook Edition), Base and LXDE.

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Asturix is a GNU/Linux distribution based on Ubuntu dedicated to enterprise users and companies. It is aimed at being very stable and easy to use.The name (Asturix) comes from Asturias (a region in Spain), its place of origin.

Asturix Linux is divided in two versions:

Standard: Generic version.
Lite: For low-resource computers and netbooks.

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BackBox is an Ubuntu based Linux distribution penetration test and security assessment oriented providing a network and informatic systems analysis toolkit. BackBox desktop environment includes a minimal yet complete set of tools required for ethical hacking and security testing.

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BackTrack is a distribution based on the Debian GNU/Linux distribution aimed at digital forensics and penetration testing use.It is named after backtracking, a search algorithm. The current version is BackTrack 5 R3. now based on Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid) LTS, which is next to Debian.

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Bio-Linux 7 is a fully featured, powerful, configurable and easy to maintain bioinformatics workstation. Bio-Linux provides more than 500 bioinformatics programs on an Ubuntu Linux 12.04 LTS base. There is a graphical menu for bioinformatics programs, as well as easy access to the Bio-Linux bioinformatics documentation system and sample data useful for testing programs.

Bio-Linux 7 adds many improvements over previous versions, including the Galaxy analysis environment. There are also various packages to handle new generation sequence data types.

You can install Bio-Linux on your machine, either as the only operating system, or as part of a dual-boot setup which allows you to use your current system and Bio-Linux on the same hardware.

Bio-Linux also runs Live from the DVD or a USB stick. This runs in the memory of your machine and does not involve installing anything. This is a great, no-hassle way to try out Bio-Linux, demonstrate or teach with it, or to work with when you are on the move.

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Bodhi Linux

Bodhi Linux is a lightweight Linux distribution based on Ubuntu, that uses the Enlightenment window manager.The philosophy for the distribution is to provide a minimal base system so that users can populate it with the software they want. Thus, by default it only includes software that is essential to most Linux users, including file browsers (EFM), a web browser (Midori) and a terminal emulator (Terminology). It does not include software or features that its developers deem unnecessary. To make populating systems with software easy, Bodhi Linux developers maintain an online database of lightweight software that can be installed in one click via apturl.

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Linux Deepin

Linux Deepin is a Ubuntu derivative that is targeted at improved usability, featuring a carefully tweaked Gnome3 experience. We aim to reduce complexity for newbie's, whilst still providing a good experience for power-users.

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EasyPeasy (formerly named Ubuntu Eee) is a Linux-based operating system for netbooks. EasyPeasy is built upon Debian and Ubuntu, but is customized for low-powered computers and access to web applications.EasyPeasy is maintained as an open source project,though it does use popular web applications or proprietary software over free and open source software alternatives (e.g. Skype over Ekiga) when the functionality offered is deemed better by its users.

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gNewSense is a Linux operating system based on Ubuntu.Its goal is to maintain the user-friendliness of Ubuntu, but with all proprietary (e.g. binary blobs) and non-free software removed. The Free Software Foundation considers gNewSense to be a Linux distribution composed entirely of free software.gNewSense takes a relatively strict stance against proprietary software. For example, any documentation that gives instructions on installing proprietary software is excluded.gNewSense is the distribution used by Richard Stallman (founder and president of the Free Software Foundation) as of January 2010.

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Joli OS

Jolicloud was created in 2009 with the vision of combining the infinite power of the cloud with the most simple and elegant user interface. The journey started with Joli OS, a free operating system transforming the way people are using low cost computers. Today, Jolicloud is the most innovative platform to access our life online, from computers to mobile.

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The Linux Schools Project

The Linux Schools Project provides an operating system that installs a server or set of servers based on your school needs, some of the roles available are: PDC, File,Print, Web and Proxy.
Once the server role has been chosen, the services required are automatically configured for a school setting, some of the services pre-configured are Samba, LDAP, Apache, Moodle, Cups, MySQL and SquirrelMail.The servers are maintained via a web interface that allows easy to use and remote administration of your network and provides access to the functions of day to day jobs like creating users or changing user passwords.

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Kuki Linux

Kuki Linux is a lightweight Ubuntu-based Linux distribution created by IT Square’s founder, built to be a replacement for the Linpus Lite distribution on the Acer Aspire One.It is now an official IT Square Distribution.

The goals for kuki Linux are :

Out of the box working system

Fast boot and low usage on SSD / HDD

Light and fully working programs for most common daily tasks.

Kuki Linux uses XFCE 4.6 as a window manager and features lightweight software and all the fixes to allow the Acer Aspire One to work as well as possible.

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LinuxMCE is a free, open source add-on to Kubuntu which is mostly licensed under GPL. Third-Party developers can and SHOULD make and submit patches and new features.

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Netrunner is a free operating system for Intel and AMD based desktop computers, laptops and netbooks. The distribution is based on Kubuntu.

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Peppermint is a Linux based Operating System that is Cloud / Web Application Centric, Sleek, User Friendly and Insanely Fast.

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Pinguy OS

Pinguy OS is a free computer operating system for x86 based PCs based on Ubuntu Linux.

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Poseidon Linux

Poseidon (GNU/)Linux was designed as a friendly and complete desktop, based on open source software and aimed at the international scientific community (students, technicians, professors, researchers). This operating system is based on Ubuntu (previously in Kurumin/Knoppix) and inspired by Quantian Linux. It offers several specific tools in the areas of GIS, 3D Visualization, Mathematics, Statistics, Genetics, Bio-Informatics and several other fields of research.

It also has all the software expected  in a modern desktop such as a complete office suite -- with spell checker, web browsers, e-mail readers, instant messaging, to cite but a few. It is ideal for students, teachers, researchers, but also for any common (home) user

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Puredyne is aimed at creative people, looking for tools outside the standard. It provides the best experimental creative applications alongside a solid set of graphic, audio and video tools in a fast, minimal package. For everything from sound art to innovative filmmaking.Puredyne is optimised for use in realtime audio and video processing. It distinguishes itself by offering a low latency kernel and the high responsiveness needed by artists working in this field.

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Puppy Linux

Linux is a free operating system, and Puppy Linux is a special build of Linux meant to make computing easy and fast.

Puppy Linux enables you to save money while doing more work, even allowing you to do magic by recovering data from destroyed PCs or by removing malware from Windows.

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Qimo is a desktop operating system designed for kids. Based on the open source Ubuntu Linux desktop, Qimo comes pre-installed with educational games for children aged 3 and up.Qimo’s interface has been designed to be intuitive and easy to use, providing large icons for all installed games, so that even the youngest users have no trouble selecting the activity they want.

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StartOS (formerly Ylmf OS) is a Chinese Linux distribution. In the beginning it was based on Ubuntu.but starting from version 4.0 it adopted custom package management (called YPK) and system installer, though the underlying live medium is still built using Ubuntu's Casper tool Its user interface closely resembles that of Microsoft Windows XP.The distribution was originally not available in the English language, though shortly after the initial release in late 2009 an English language version of Ylmf OS was released.

Despite the very similar likeness to Windows XP's Luna theme—the default theme for Windows XP—Microsoft does not appear to be planning to take any sort of action against the operating system or its developers

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Trisquel is a fully free GNU/Linux based operating system for home users, small enterprises and educational centers.

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UberStudent is a free and open-source computer operating system and collection of programs for higher education and college-bound secondary students, their  teachers and schools, and researchers, knowledge workers, and lifelong learners.

Dubbing itself "Linux for Learners", UberStudent describes itself as "a cohesive academic success curriculum integrated into an installable, easy-to-use, and full-featured learning platform" aimed at increasing student learning and lifelong computer fluency. Its additional aim is to increase the adoption of free and open-source computing platforms, like itself, within higher education and secondary schools.

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Ubuntu Cinnamon Remix

The Ubuntu Cinnamon Remix is Ubuntu 12.04.1 with Unity removed and replaced by Cinnamon with two panel (classic) configuration as default, multimedia extras included and preinstalled along with Firefox plugins and addons. Weather applet is also preinstalled.

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Ultimate Edition

Ultimate Edition, first released in December 2006, is a fork of Ubuntu and Linux Mint. The goal of the project is to create a complete, seamlessly integrated, visually stimulating, and easy-to-install operating system. Single-button upgrade is one of several special characteristics of this distribution. Other main features include custom desktop and theme with 3D effects, support for a wide range of networking options, including WiFi and Bluetooth, and integration of many extra applications and package repositories.

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Vinux is a remastered version of the Ubuntu Linux Distribution optimised for visually impaired users. It provides a screen-reader, full-screen magnification and support for Braille displays out of the box! It can be run from a Live CD without making any changes to your hard drive. If you like it you can install it to a USB pendrive or to your hard drive either alongside Windows using the Virtual Version, or as a complete replacement for windows

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XBMC is a free and open source media player application developed by the XBMC Foundation, a non-profit technology consortium.XBMC is available for multiple operating-systems and hardware platforms, featuring a 10-foot user interface for use with televisions and remote controls. It allows users to play and view most videos, music, podcasts, and other digital media files from local and network storage media and the internet

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Zentyal (formerly eBox Platform) is an Linux server for small and medium enterprises (SMBs), considered an alternative to Windows Server and other Microsoft's infrastructure products for SMBs. Zentyal can act as a Gateway, Network Infrastructure Manager, Unified Threat Manager, Office Server, Unified communications Server or a combination of them. Zentyal is based on Ubuntu and it can be installed either from Ubuntu repositories or from Zentyal's own installer.

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ZevenOS is a German Linux distribution. It is based on Ubuntu and focuses on a fast and easy to use system while mimicking the look and feel of BeOS. It is intended to work also on older laptops and computers with low CPU speed and memory with full multimedia support. The current stable version of ZevenOS is the 5.0 release (5 December 2012) and is based on Ubuntu's 12.10 "Quantal Quetzal" release

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  10 Responses to “List of Ubuntu Based Linux Distributions and Live Cd’s”

  1. Thanks for including Bodhi Linux 🙂 FYI, in the latest Bodhi Linux ISO Terminology has been replaced with Lxterminal. This is because of some issues with the latest Terminology in e17 svn.

  2. Nice list but where is Puppy Linux. Puppy is a great lightweight distro that works a treat as a live cd. Well worth a look in.

  3. Thank you and added to the list

  4. What about Ultimate Edition?

  5. You forgot Biolinux, an ubuntu based distro focused on biological research

  6. Pear linux is another Ubuntu-based distribution which has received some positive short notices in LXF. Its “look, dock, and logo” seem very familiar. Current release is 6.

  7. what about AriOS ? 🙂

  8. I use Linux Mint 14 but I think Zorin OS should be listed here for sure

  9. It’s maddening to try and find the distribution names when they have the same font and font-size and font-weight as the “Project Homepage” and “Download” links. The distro names would have been a good time to utilize the H2, H3, tags.

  10. you need to add Zorin OS

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