Gael Duval, the creator of Mandrake (now Mandriva) and now fired from its own company, has recently released the Ulteo project. This new distro claims to be the easiest linux now a days, it is based on KUBUNTU, according to Duval, Ulteo is more than just user friendly, the Ulteo philosophy is to offer a system where the user won’t need to spend too much time upgrading, fine tunning and managing the system.

This is what their website says about Ulteo “After years of looking at Windows, Mac and Linux users with limited knowledge in computers, Ulteo was designed as a new concept which benefits from internet access to ease the way people use computers. Ulteo is going to be more than just another Linux distribution. It won’t try to provide the ultimate desktop to users - we believe that current Linux desktops are most often excellent. Massive Linux adoption relies on something else. A first version of Ulteo Sirius Alpha 1 was released on December 6th, 2006.”

This system will come this applications (software)

Kernel 2.6.15 7.0 KDE 3.5.2 Firefox Thunderbird

Next releases will be able with GNOME also, it looks much like XP on the menu, and it is based on Ubuntu (Kubuntu actually) it’s live CD can be installed directly or be used in the CD just like ubuntu.

I will come with more news about Ulteo in next posting so keep coming.

related links Ulteo Installation Screenshots Ulteo HomePage