List of Ubuntu Based Linux Distributions and Live Cd’s

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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Fluxbuntu is a light-weight, standards-compliant, Ubuntu-based Linux distribution featuring the Fluxbox window manager.The project’s primary goal is to develop an operating system that would run on a wide range of mobile devices and computers, both low-end and high-end.Recently since they started development on the PowerPC Architecture they also started development on support for the sony Playstation 3.

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Ubuntu Studio

Ubuntu Studio. A multimedia creation flavor of Ubuntu.

Ubuntu Studio is aimed at the GNU/Linux audio, video and graphic enthusiast as well as professional.

We provide a suite of the best open-source applications available for multimedia creation. Completely free to use, modify and redistribute. Your only limitation is your imagination.

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This is Scibuntu, Ubuntu Linux for scientists and science students. Scibuntu is not just another Linux distribution. It
is a script that adds scientific programs and other convinient tools to the plain desktop 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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Ubuntu Multi Media

Ubuntu Multimedia Center is a complete Linux-based operating system, freely available with community and professional support.It is also a live cd that is ubuntu derived and also free. This system was inspired by the fact that ubuntu didn’t have much of a multimedia center.Because users would have to manually download the codecs for playing mp3’s and what not.The mail objective of this project is multimedia related programs available to users as easy as possible.

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Ubuntu Muslim Edition

Ubuntu Muslim Edition is a set of packages that customizes the Ubuntu distro by installing islamic software (prayer times, Quran study tool, web content filtering tool etc.) and by changing its design.

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Guadalinex is a Debian based distribution for the Andalusia area of Spain. Ubuntu-based Guadalinex 2005 was released
October 2005. Version 3.0.1 was released June 16, 2006.

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Arabian Linux

Arabian Linux, also known as arl, is a bootable CD with a compilation of GNU/Linux software, full support for Arabic/English languages and automatic hardware detection. This Arabic live-CD uses KDE as the default GUI, and has Arabic language enabled in consoles, pre-compiled ready-for-use softmodem drivers and a control panel in both Arabic and English. Arabian is recommended for beginners. Version 0.6 (Brick in the Wall) was released April 17, 2006. Arabian Linux 0.7 Alpha 1 is out, based on Ubuntu 6.06 LTS.

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MoLinux is a distribution developed by the regional government of Castilla la Mancha in Spain for use in the region’s government offices and schools. Early version were based on Debian, and later Progeny. Version 1.2 “Dulcinea”, released
June 16, 2005 is Ubuntu-based. Version 2.0 (Sancho) was released December 18, 2005. A live CD version of 2.0 was released February 10, 2006. MoLinux 2.2 (Rocinante) Live, based on Ubuntu Dapper 6.06.1, was released October 3, 2006.
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Ubuntu Lite

The idea of Ubuntu Lite is to bring the power of Ubuntu across to the users of Legacy systems. So not just to make a
small linux as this has been done before (Puppy Linux, Damn Small linux, the Rule Project). Nor to make a useable linux based desktop Operating system (that has been done with Ubuntu Linux, Beatrix) The idea is to bring the power of ubuntu to the typical users of Legacy hardware (ie the grandma who gets an old P2 set up for her but does not know how to use it).

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gNewSenseA GNU/Linux project, to take all the binary blobs out of a rather popular distribution and make it all free. In doing so we have also produced a set of scripts that allow anyone to create a GNU/Linux Distribution.

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SimplyMEPIS is a KDE-based, Debian-derived distro that focuses on desktop use. The previous stable release came out in
May of 2005, but the newest version of SimplyMEPIS is scheduled for release today, and it looks like a great release for anyone who’s interested in desktop Linux.

The SimplyMEPIS installer is a bit different from other installers you might be used to. Rather than using an Anaconda -like installer or a text-mode installer like Debian’s or Ubuntu’s, you install SimplyMEPIS using a custom MEPIS installer after you boot into a live CD environment.

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X-Evian LiveCD

X-Evian is a Live-CD based on the popular Ubuntu Linux distribution, but X-Evian has Xfce as desktop environment. X-
Evian is a selection and compilation which has been carefully chosen and configured for technological and social production and activist users.

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DevUbuntu is an Ubuntu-based Linux distribution designed for software developers, web masters and aspiring programmers.It includes a great variety of programming environments with extensive documentation.

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Ebuntu is based on the Ubuntu distro, but provides Enlightenment DR17.The objective of the Ebuntu community project is to provide the maximum eye candy for the end-user using the enlightenment window manager and the related libraries.Ebuntu is based on the Ubuntu distro, but with E17 and not gnome

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Ichthux is an operating system aimed at Christian users. It is based on Kubuntu in order to provide the best desktop environment of the moment, together with Christian programs and settings

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Ubuntu Christian Edition

Ubuntu Christian Edition (also referred to as Ubuntu CE) is a complete operating system designed for Christians and based on the popular Ubuntu Linux distribution. Out of the box, Ubuntu includes many applications for office, Internet,graphics, media, and just having fun. Ubuntu Christian Edition, as with most Linux distributions, is completely free and is easy to use.

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nUbuntu or Network Ubuntu is a project to take the existing Ubuntu distribution and remaster it as a LiveCD and Full Install with tools needed for penetration-testing servers and networks. The main idea is to keep Ubuntu’s ease of use
and mix it with popular penetration testing tools. Besides usage for network and server testing, nUbuntu will be made
to be a desktop distribution for advanced Linux users.

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zUbuntuzUbuntu is an unofficial derivative of Ubuntu to the IBM eServer zSeries mainframe computers by Thomas Uhl. It is currently a work in progress, as there are no releases available.

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Ubuntu Satanic Edition

Ubuntu SE is not currently a distro, it’s more a series of themes to transform the look of Ubuntu. You must first download and install one of the standard Ubuntu variants and then upgrade to Ubuntu SE.

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Impi Linux is a South African Linux distribution based on Ubuntu, which focuses on the enterprise and government

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mEDUXa is a Free Software GNU/Linux distribution developed for educational purposes that is part of the MEDUSA project.
It will be deployed in 35,000 computers distributed in 1100 schools, which represents 325,000 possible users (25,000
teachers and 300,000 students).the Canary Islands state schools. Teachers and students will be able to use it through a
dual boot, accessing it by a boot loader.

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22 thoughts on “List of Ubuntu Based Linux Distributions and Live Cd’s

  1. as my name suggests i am running ubuntu on a standalone termanal and i am unable to use the package manager to download the updates oor any extra packages i can use a usb to transfer from this computer and any with the internet but i was wondering if there were any all in one packs that i could download and install all the packages at once

  2. EduPuppy, as the name implies, is based on Puppy, not Ubuntu or Debian.

    Apart from that minor quibble… thanks! This is a great resource, going straight into my bookmarks.

  3. I was playing with a light LiveCD last night, PUD Gnu/Linux; and during the startup, there was a disclaimer “Ubuntu is free software with absolutely no guarantee etc.”

    Distrowatch confirms: “PUD (Penk’s Underbred Distro) GNU/Linux is a Taiwanese mini live and installation CD based on Ubuntu.

  4. Super OS (formerly Super Ubuntu) is a modified version of Ubuntu 9.10 that has several additions, including DVD playback.

  5. I vote that Satanic Edition be removed from the list since it is not a distro and this is a list of distros. There are plenty of other sites where lists of trashy themes are posted.

  6. add Ultimate Linux to that list please. It adds all of the advantages of Linux Mint (codex’s, non-open source software, etc.) and uses Gnome desktop instead of Mint’s KDE.

  7. You have a large assortment of completely sillyness on this page.

    1. Fluxbuntu has not been updated in several releases and is no longer secure.

    2. Scibuntu is not a distro, but a script.

    3. Linux mints website is and has been since 2006.

    4. Ubuntu multimedia is gone.

    5. Ubuntu ME is now called ‘sabily’ and is at

    6. Guadalinex is Debian based, not ubuntu based. It is not the same thing. Since
    the title of your article is “list of UBUNTU based Linux…” this is irrelivent.

    7. Arabian Linux is here: . It is also outdated and
    no longer secure.

    8. Ubuntu Lite became ulite, and they are gone now, too.

    9. gNewSense is still running, but it is essential to note that it is an Ubuntu spinoff that
    uses only free software, so much hardware support is missing and it requires a bit more
    knowledge then any other Ubuntu spinoff.

    10. Mepis is based on Debian stable, not ubuntu and really has no place in your article either,
    even though it is cool. 😀

    11. X-evian is gone.

    12. Devubuntu is gone.

    13. ebuntu is gone.

    14. nubuntu is gone.


    redo backup is ubuntu based incredibly simple backup of entire drives or selected partitions. – lightweight ubuntu that has a gnome, enlightenment and lxde edition.

    lubuntu – this was not on the scene then, but is gaining ground rapidly now.

    bodhi – ubuntu based lightweight enlightenment linux which is already being distributed on
    a couple of netbooks and tablets. They are actually porting it to the ARM processor right now. (wow!)

    [And the comments that are hogwash]:

    edupuppy is gone, and the comment was wrong to begin with … it WAS based on ubuntu. The whole version of puppy was based on ubuntu.

    Mint was NEVER based on KDE. That guy is huffing glue.

    I would not even care, but your page still lists at the top for “ubuntu based distro list”, so it annoyed me
    the information was sooo out of date. It is easier to have you fix this then build a page to top it.

    If you do not want to, let me know.

    Eric Sebasta [email protected]

  8. This page is out of date, unfortunately. For example, it omits Vinux (for visually-impaired people) and Pear OS.

  9. There used to be SuperGamer about the time you posted that comment but it no longer exists. Supposedly there is others but I’ve yet to see them.

  10. Folks, do note that this article was written in 2006. It is so funny to see a comment written in 2011 complaining that “this article is a large assortment of completely silliness.”

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