Ubuntu Sixpack

What's Inside

This DVD provides the following Ubuntu alternatives:

  • Ubuntu – The original Gnome-based distribution.
  • Kubuntu – A version of Ubuntu that uses KDE.
  • Xubuntu – A light Ubuntu derivative that uses the Xfce desktop.
  • Mythbuntu – A version designed to support MythTV.
  • Edubuntu – Ubuntu add-on for educational settings.
  • Ubuntu Studio – Ubuntu for the audio, visual, and graphics specialist.

Edubuntu and Ubuntu Studio are add-on packages that do not appear in the boot menu but are still available on the DVD.

Try It

Our Ubuntu Sampler DVD lets you try all the leading Ubuntu alternatives in an easy virtual environment. If you decide on a favorite, you can install it directly to your hard disk. The Ubuntu repositories offer access to hundreds of other powerful Linux applications.

We hope you enjoy this month's Ubuntu Sixpack DVD.

Figure 1: To start Ubuntu from the DVD, select "Try Ubuntu without any change to your computer."
Figure 2: Launch Kubuntu, Mythbuntu, or Xubuntu from a virtual environment on the Ubuntu base system.
Figure 3: The user-friendly Kubuntu brings the benefits of Ubuntu to KDE users.
Figure 4: The Mythbuntu community supported add-on is designed to support MythTV.
Figure 5: Keep your older systems alive with the light and lively Xubuntu.

System Requirements

For Ubuntu, Kubuntu, and other standard versions, the Ubuntu project recommends 384MB RAM, 8GB of disk space, and a graphics card capable of 1024 x 768 resolution.

Xubuntu, which is designed to operate with minimal hardware, requires only 128MB RAM to run from the CD and 192MB minimum to install. Mythbuntu and Ubuntu Studio are tailored for multimedia applications and have additional hardware requirements [4] [6].

Additional Resources

[1] Ubuntu: http://www.ubuntu.com

[2] Kubuntu: http://www.kubuntu.org/

[3] Xubuntu: http://www.xubuntu.org/

[4] Mythbuntu: http://www.mythbuntu.org/

[5] Edubuntu: http://www.edubuntu.org/

[6] Ubuntu Studio: http://ubuntustudio.org/

[7] VirtualBox: http://www.virtualbox.org/

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