Ultimate Edition 2.8 Gamers released
Source: ultimateedition.info In celebration of the US Thanksgiving holiday, the Ultimate Edition developers have released version 2.8 of the gamers edition of their LiveDVD Linux operating system. According to developer Glenn "TheeMahn"Cady, Ultimate Edition 2.8 Gamers is unlike any other gamers edition built in the past" because it leaves out many tools and applications, such as OpenOffice.org, from the disc image in order to allow room for additional games.
The gamers edition of Ultimate Edition 2.8 is based on Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" and features 27 pre-installed games, including the Warzone 2100 real-time strategy game, Grid Wars 2 (similar to Geometry Wars), the Urban Terror first person shooter and Armagetronad, a 3D Tron Clone. Several card and board games are also provided in Vgacard games (4 card games) and Gtkboard games (32 board games). The release includes a new repository that provides access to an additional 48 games – many of these games are not available from Ubuntu's standard repositories.
More information, including a full list of pre-installed games, can be found in the official release announcement. Ultimate Edition 2.8 Gamers is available to download as a 3.9 GB ISO image file for 32 and 64-bit systems from SourceForge. Cady notes that the release may not be fully mirrored, so some users can expect slightly slower download speeds.