I want to know what is the top 10 of Ubuntu-based Linux Distributions shown in the following list. Any ideas for this question? Do we have a site to vote for them?

1. Ubuntu

Ubuntu is a complete Linux-based operating system, freely available with both community and professional support. It is developed by a large community and we invite you to participate too!

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2. Kubuntu

Kubuntu is a user friendly operating system based on KDE, the K Desktop Environment. With a predictable 6 month release cycle and part of the Ubuntu project, Kubuntu is the GNU/Linux distribution for everyone.

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3. Edubuntu

Edubuntu is a complete Linux-based operating system, freely available with community based support.The Edubuntu community is built on the ideas enshrined in the Edubuntu Manifesto: that software should be available free of charge, that software tools should be usable by people in their local language and despite any disabilities,and that people should have the freedom to customise and alter their software in whatever way they see fit.

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4. Xubuntu

Xubuntu is an official derivative of the Ubuntu open source operating system, using the Xfce desktop environment. Xubuntu is intended for use on less-powerful computers or those who seek a highly efficient desktop environment on faster systems, and uses mostly GTK+ applications.

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5. Fluxbuntu

Fluxbuntu is a light-weight, standards-compliant, Ubuntu-based Linux distribution featuring the Fluxbox window manager.The project’s primary goal is to develop an operating system that would run on a wide range of mobile devices and computers, both low-end and high-end.Recently since they started development on the PowerPC Architecture they also started development on support for the sony Playstation 3.

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6. Scibuntu

This is Scibuntu, Ubuntu Linux for scientists and science students. Scibuntu is not just another Linux distribution. It is a script that adds scientific programs and other convinient tools to the plain desktop Ubuntu.

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7. Linux Mint

Linux Mint’s purpose is to produce an elegant, up to date and comfortable GNU/Linux desktop based on Ubuntu.

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8. Ubuntu Multi Media

Ubuntu Multimedia Center is a complete Linux-based operating system, freely available with community and professional support.It is also a live cd that is ubuntu derived and also free. This system was inspired by the fact that ubuntu didn’t have much of a multimedia center.Because users would have to manually download the codecs for playing mp3’s and what not.The mail objective of this project is multimedia related programs available to users as easy as possible.

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9. Guadalinex

Guadalinex is a Debian based distribution for the Andalusia area of Spain. Ubuntu-based Guadalinex 2005 was released October 2005. Version 3.0.1 was released June 16, 2006.

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10. Arabian Linux

Arabian Linux, also known as arl, is a bootable CD with a compilation of GNU/Linux software, full support for Arabic/English languages and automatic hardware detection. This Arabic live-CD uses KDE as the default GUI, and has Arabic language enabled in consoles, pre-compiled ready-for-use softmodem drivers and a control panel in both Arabic and English. Arabian is recommended for beginners. Version 0.6 (Brick in the Wall) was released April 17, 2006. Arabian Linux 0.7 Alpha 1 is out, based on Ubuntu 6.06 LTS.

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11. MoLinux

MoLinux is a distribution developed by the regional government of Castilla la Mancha in Spain for use in the region’s government offices and schools. Early version were based on Debian, and later Progeny. Version 1.2 “Dulcinea”, released June 16, 2005 is Ubuntu-based. Version 2.0 (Sancho) was released December 18, 2005. A live CD version of 2.0 was released February 10, 2006. MoLinux 2.2 (Rocinante) Live, based on Ubuntu Dapper 6.06.1, was released October 3, 2006.

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12. Ubuntu Lite

The idea of Ubuntu Lite is to bring the power of Ubuntu across to the users of Legacy systems. So not just to make a small linux as this has been done before (Puppy Linux, Damn Small linux, the Rule Project). Nor to make a useable linux based desktop Operating system (that has been done with Ubuntu Linux, Beatrix) The idea is to bring the power of ubuntu to the typical users of Legacy hardware (ie the grandma who gets an old P2 set up for her but does not know how to use it).

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13. EduPuppy GioveLUG

EduPuppy GioveLUG is a Linux distribution developed by GioveLUG of Terracina, Italy. Its main purpose is to provide a free and intuitive operating system for children - with a good collection of educational tools and games.

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14. gNewSense

A GNU/Linux project, to take all the binary blobs out of a rather popular distribution and make it all free. In doing so we have also produced a set of scripts that allow anyone to create a GNU/Linux Distribution.

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15. SimplyMEPIS

SimplyMEPIS is a KDE-based, Debian-derived distro that focuses on desktop use. The previous stable release came out in May of 2005, but the newest version of SimplyMEPIS is scheduled for release today, and it looks like a great release for anyone who’s interested in desktop Linux.

The SimplyMEPIS installer is a bit different from other installers you might be used to. Rather than using an Anaconda -like installer or a text-mode installer like Debian’s or Ubuntu’s, you install SimplyMEPIS using a custom MEPIS installer after you boot into a live CD environment.

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16. X-Evian LiveCD

X-Evian is a Live-CD based on the popular Ubuntu Linux distribution, but X-Evian has Xfce as desktop environment. X-Evian is a selection and compilation which has been carefully chosen and configured for technological and social production and activist users.

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17. Devubuntu
DevUbuntu is an Ubuntu-based Linux distribution designed for software developers, web masters and aspiring programmers.It includes a great variety of programming environments with extensive documentation.

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18. Ebuntu

Ebuntu is based on the Ubuntu distro, but provides Enlightenment DR17.The objective of the Ebuntu community project is to provide the maximum eye candy for the end-user using the enlightenment window manager and the related libraries.Ebuntu is based on the Ubuntu distro, but with E17 and not gnome

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19. Ichthux

Ichthux is an operating system aimed at Christian users. It is based on Kubuntu in order to provide the best desktop environment of the moment, together with Christian programs and settings

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20. Ubuntu Christian Edition

Ubuntu Christian Edition (also referred to as Ubuntu CE) is a complete operating system designed for Christians and based on the popular Ubuntu Linux distribution. Out of the box, Ubuntu includes many applications for office, Internet,graphics, media, and just having fun. Ubuntu Christian Edition, as with most Linux distributions, is completely free and is easy to use.

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21. nUbuntu

nUbuntu or Network Ubuntu is a project to take the existing Ubuntu distribution and remaster it as a LiveCD and Full Install with tools needed for penetration-testing servers and networks. The main idea is to keep Ubuntu’s ease of use and mix it with popular penetration testing tools. Besides usage for network and server testing, nUbuntu will be made to be a desktop distribution for advanced Linux users.

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22. Dubuntu

This is chinese based linux operationg system based on Ubuntu

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23. zUbuntu
zUbuntu is an unofficial derivative of Ubuntu to the IBM eServer zSeries mainframe computers by Thomas Uhl. It is currently a work in progress, as there are no releases available.

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24. Ubuntu Satanic Edition

Ubuntu SE is not currently a distro, it’s more a series of themes to transform the look of Ubuntu. You must first download and install one of the standard Ubuntu variants and then upgrade to Ubuntu SE.

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25. ImpiLinux

Impi Linux is a South African Linux distribution based on Ubuntu, which focuses on the enterprise and government sector.

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26. mEDUXa

mEDUXa is a Free Software GNU/Linux distribution developed for educational purposes that is part of the MEDUSA project. It will be deployed in 35,000 computers distributed in 1100 schools, which represents 325,000 possible users (25,000 teachers and 300,000 students).the Canary Islands state schools. Teachers and students will be able to use it through adual boot, accessing it by a boot loader.

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  1. Moca // 7/20/07, 7:08 PM  

    You forgot Klikit Linux.