Ultimate Edition 5.4: released the new version of the distro for gamers

Ultimate Edition 5.0

Ultimate Edition is a Linux distribution based on two popular distros derived from Debian, Ubuntu and Linux Mint. It is an alternative to Valve's SteamOS, another distribution specially designed for video games and the world of digital entertainment. Ultimate Edition is maintained by the community, and its first appearance was in 2006, and since then new updates have been released until today.

Now we can enjoy the latest stable version, the Ultimate Edition 5.4. As you well know, it was focused on the MATE desktop environment, a fork of GNOME2 with some more modern technologies or features taken from GNOME3. The latest version that was released a few months ago, is based on Ubuntu 17.04 and also add Budgie desktop, a somewhat more modern graphic environment and with a better aspect than MATE for some users, although to taste the colors ...

Being based on the latest versions of Ubuntu, it inherits all the features and benefits of the famous Canonical distribution, to which we must add the tweaks made by the Ultimate Edition development community itself. As I said, the distro is focused on the field of digital entertainment and gaming, so the improvements that affect the graphic section are the most notable and appreciated by its users. Although of course there is still much to improve ...

As for the the best that we can already enjoy in the Ultimate Edition 5.4 version, which you can download at the official website of the project, we can find: the new version of the Linux kernel 4.10.0-13-generic that it implements in this latest release, which means the most up-to-date drivers that are integrated into the kernel. Besides that, we can also count on improvements that directly affect graphics such as the new version of the MESA 17.0.3 3D graphics library, and also updates for the X graphics server (1.19.3).


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