|Company / developer||The Unity Linux Team|
|Source model||Open source|
|Latest stable release||2010.2 / December 2, 2010|
|Kernel type||Monolithic (Linux)|
Unity Linux is a rolling release Linux distribution maintained by a group of volunteers and is meant to be a base on which other distributions can build. Its default desktop environment is Openbox. Unity Linux is available as both a 32-bit and 64-bit Live CD that can be installed and is free software.
The primary goals of Unity Linux are:
- Providing core packages for other distributions.
- Providing tools to make it easy to remaster.
- Ensuring interoperability between packages.
- Providing a reliable platform for remaster.
Unity Linux core system is made up of one CD that tries to provide a small base on which others can build. Because the target audience of Unity Linux is not end-users, nothing else is included. For example, server-centric applications and development tools are not part of the core system.
Even though many applications are not included in the core distribution, the system can be installed piecemeal using the Smart Package Manager. A number of branches and remasters has provided Unity Linux core-based distributions available as LiveCDs.
There is no need to reinstall when a new release is made; since the repositories get updated regularly, a user automatically gets the new release by running a
smart update && smart upgrade.
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