Tuxedo Computers will also create their own distribution based on Xubuntu

Tuxedo Computers and Xubuntu.

Last week we heard the news from System76, the computer equipment vendor, who was going to create an Ubuntu-based operating system to distribute on their computers. It seems that System76 will not be the only company. Equipment vendor Tuxedo Computers will also perform the same operation with an Ubuntu-based distribution.

That is, the company of German origin, Tuxedo Computers will sell computers with its own distribution that is based on Ubuntu, to be more exact, on Xubuntu.

The German vendor has already distributed computers with Gnu / Linux for a long time, but it was only recently that it announced this change. To be more exact, Tuxedo Computers will distribute its own distribution based on Ubuntu LTS with Xfce as the main desktop, unlike other companies and other versions. The company has communicated that will work with the Xubuntu team to develop the version, either with financial contributions or with aid to develop the distribution.

At the moment, the distribution of Tuxedo Computers is based on a version of Xubuntu that has changed the icons, the desktop theme, all references to Ubuntu and official Xubuntu images, that is, they have only washed the face of distribution.

But the most important thing is not the decision of Tuxedo Computers, which is also, but it is another company that decides to create a distribution based on Ubuntu. For those of you who have been using Linux for years, you will know that It became fashionable long ago to create unofficial Ubuntu-based flavors and distributions.. And it seems that the phenomenon is repeating itself. It is clear that this time none will use the name "ubuntu", but we will have several unofficial Ubuntu flavors. However Will Christians and Satanists get an updated version of Ubuntu? What do you think?


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  1.   Juan Oros said

    With the amount of good distributions out there such as Opensuse, Fedora, Debian, Centos Gentoo, Slackware etc ... and here making distributions based on Ubuntu at the end, I do not install anything that has to do with Ubuntu.

    Here I have a Debian, Centos and Opensuse installed. I do not use windows more than just in case in an application in Virtualbox

  2.   rafa sword said

    I'm with you ... I think that the excess of derivative versions without contributing anything does nothing more than confuse the normal Linux user and make those who are not Linux users but want to be trembled.

    Perhaps the passage of Sistem76 is more justified because they say they are going to improve the system regarding the hardware that they mount (a factory-optimized Linux for the computer you buy? Where do you have to sign?). But in the case of these Tuxedo, just a facelift? poof !!!

    I am also from Debian, I learned with Debian and it is the only system I am comfortable with. Although I recognize that the folks at Canonical have done an impressive job in bringing Linux to many users.

  3.   Tuxedo Vinz said

    Hi there!

    (sorry, only English speaking)

    To make this clear:
    We're NOT building our own distribution! We don't think that anybody wants to see the next * buntu fork! It's just an optimized XFCE / Xubuntu System, therefore we call this "TUXEDO Xubuntu" - nothing else! All developments on themeing, icons etc. is going upstream.

    Our development is open and free to use to anyone! You can also choose no OS from us, install your own and get all the optimizations from us! We also have a little repo for some newer firmware and drivers, etc.
    All of the rest comes from official Ubuntu Servers, so you don't have any trouble updating the system. With our modified Xubuntu desktop it's also the same, the packages are coming mainly from Ubuntu-Servers!

    Furthermore we offer other desktop environments on Ubuntu base as well: KDE, Unity (as for now), Cinnamon, MATE.

    For any questions we're here, happy to answer them.