Pinguy what is the difference between your os and ultimate edition? They have a lot more apps games and effects…. I read ur post on some forum but that wasn’t clear enough 4 me. So can you explain them??
Comment by Humayun Saleem
To help answer this I will give you insight into the Distro and how it differs from Ultimate Edition. Pinguy OS differs from Ultimate Edition because it doesn’t take the same approach or even made the same way. We have two very different goals. Where as Ultimate Edition just adds every app under the sun, Pinguy OS trys to choose the best and easiest apps for doing common tasks and have them pre-setup for you. Ultimate Edition justs adds as many programs as possible without to much thought about the choice. Plus none of the apps have been setup, you will need to go into each program and change the options for them to work the best as they can.
Pinguy OS takes most of the choice out of choosing apps. Its great that any and every program is just a click away in Synaptic, the problem is there is a lot to choose from and people new to Linux are unfamiliar with them. So trying to pick the right app for a task can be a bit intimidating. You can still add and remove any programs that you like in Pinguy OS, I have just made it so people have a good base to start from.
One of the big ways Pinguy OS and Ultimate Edition differs is by the way it is built. Ultimate Edition starts with a vanilla Ubuntu CD, uncompress it and then just adds programs and themes to it then repacks it. Where as Pinguy OS is built using the Minimal CD thats installed to a PC then built that way. Doing it this way I can do everything from adding extra firmware to fixing bugs and optimizing it. Because when I am building the Distro I am working with the OS directly on a running system I can add .sh scripts and modify many of the system core files to make the whole system run better and have the whole system pre-setup. The Pinguy OS Distro was built from the ground up, starting out with a simple CLI interface to the final version. Because its built this way any bugs I come across while I am building it can be repaired and patched as I go. Like I had to do with 11.04 and downgrade the Compize due to problems. It takes a lot longer building the Distro this way but I get a lot more control over it and can make sure that all the pre-installed apps work well together.
Pinguy OS is also more up to date then Ultimate Edition when released. As Ultimate Edition just uses vanilla Ubuntu CD and adds extra apps and themes all the core system files and packages like the kernel are the same versions as the Ubuntu Distro its based on. As Pinguy OS is built from scratch it takes a bit longer to build, so it is released a month or two after Ubuntu, but because it is built from scratch it can use the newest packages that are available on the day that it is released. Also as Ubuntu isn’t all that great when first released any bugs that are found I can repair them before releasing Pinguy OS. Like the Java sound problem.
I could also get into how the layout of Pinguy OS differs from Ultimate Edition, or how the desktop functions using Zeitgeist to index files and how Elementary-Nautilus pulls down info for movies and music thumbnails, or how Preload watches what programs you use the most and caches that information so programs will open and run faster the more that you use them, but I will be here all day.