Ultimate Edition is an operating system based on Ubuntu Linux Distribution. The creators aim was to create a better user experience and improved usability. Its a third-party Ubuntu derivative.
‘Ultimate Edition’ started off as Ubuntu Christmas Edition, and was made as a Christmas present for the Ubuntu community. The creator, Glen Cady aka TheeMahn, then created Ubuntu Ultimate 1.1. Ultimate Edition has more software pre-installed and ready for use even in the Live CD/DVD environment than Ubuntu. Ubuntu Ultimate 1.2 was released shortly after 1.1 with even more new software. To answer the call of gamers, TheeMahn then built Ubuntu Ultimate Gamers Edition. On October 18, 2007, TheeMahn received an e-mail from Canonical asking not to use the Ubuntu name or logo due to violation of trademark policy. Ubuntu Ultimate then became ‘Ultimate Edition’. Additional softwares such as Java, Flash, Acrobat Reader or Google Earth, which were removed due to licensing agreements, can be installed using an integrated custom repository. The latest release Ultimate Edition 2.6 is based on Ubuntu Lucid Lynx 10.04 LTS.
For newbies it is highly recommended if you have a PC with decent configuration since it contains all the features you need else will have to download and enable after default Ubuntu Installation.
Desktop Environment :-
Ultimate Edition comes with Gnome Desktop Environment by default. The special releases like Ultimate Edition Gmaers or Odd releases like Ultimate Edition 2.5 which gives the choice of KDE and XfCE before login.