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Developer Cubuntu, Eric Kranich
OS family Unix-like
Working state Active
Source model Free and open-source software and proprietary software
Initial release 29 April 2012; 5 years ago (2012-04-29)
Latest release Cubuntu 14.04 ("Trusty") / April 17, 2014; 3 years ago (2014-04-17)
Available in Multilingual[1]
Package manager dpkg
Platforms i486, x86-64
Kernel type Monolithic (Linux)
Userland GNU
Default user interface 2.0-9: GNOME
12-14: Cinnamon/[2]
License Mainly GPL and various other free software licenses
Official website


Cubuntu is a GNU / Linux based on Ubuntu for computers and portable Pc operating system. It is easy to install and use. It includes default items as free software and proprietary drivers Nvidia Browser Google-chome.

Cubuntu exists since 2012, today the distribution is in the V158 release. Created from version Ubuntu 14.04 LST Trustry, Cubuntu is not an official version, it was created by Eric Kranich not enjoying the Unity Office comes standard with Ubuntu. He added the office Cinnamon created by Gwendal Lebihan originally for Linux Mint then recompiled for other distributions. Over the years Cubuntu is enriched with many software and additional offices Openbox, Gnome Shell and Unity designed to make it more functional.

Cubuntu is still confidential distribution increased with ~ 125,000 downloads peaks ± 1000 downloads per week on Sourceforge, despite this Cubuntu still a relatively unknown distribution.


Cubuntu includes the entire distribution Ubuntu 14.04 + Trusty the following additions:

Cinnamon 2.0, Gnome Classic, Google Chrome, Geany, Radiotray, Skype, VLC, Audacity, Pitivi, Tweak, Filezilla, synaptic, Codecs MP3, Divx, Adobe Flash, Gparted, Opera, Spotify, Feedindicator, Deezer + (Extension chromium), Speak-IT (Extension to speak Chrome), indicator-keylock, xbacklight, nautilus-open-terminal, Pixlr, numlockx, appmenu-qt, grub-customizer, Nemo, Openbox, LXPanel, I-Nex, usb-imagewriter, Camorama, Cheese, Gstreamer-properties, HPLIP Drivers HP printers, Unity-tweak-tool, xfce4-appfinder, ZRAM, Mc midnight, gnome-search-tool, Putty, shortcuts in the terminal: install, autoremove, update, upgrade, reboot, Wifi Driver 7260 Series Driver DisplayLink DL-125 Driver Nvidia 331 Nvidia Optimus-prime 0.6.1, OS-uninstaller, boot-repair, clean-ubiquity, MenuLibre 2 Help Moi.odt read, wbar, wbar-config


Based on Ubuntu which it takes deposits and sources Cubuntu stands adding many Free Software of codecs ( MP3, DivX ( Flash and drivers (drivers) owners such as graphics cards Nvidia.

Eric Kranich maintains distribution assembling work teams . Canonical (Ubuntu) and ~ gwendal-LeBihan-dev / + archive / cinnamon -Stable deposits office Cinnamon created by Gwendal Lebihan (Linux Mint).

The updates of packages and security updates are provided by official Ubuntu repositories is always enabled by default in Cubuntu.


v83 Precise Unity, Cinnamon, Gnome-shell Kernel 3.02 Ubuntu 12.04 28 x86 & AMD64
v107 Saucy Unity, Cinnamon, Openbox, Gnome-shell Kernel 3.11 Ubuntu 13.10 30 x86 & AMD64
v158 Trusty Beta Unity, Cinnamon, Openbox, Gnome-shell Kernel 3.13 Ubuntu 14.04 20 AMD64
v170 Trusty LTS Unity, Cinnamon, Openbox, Gnome-shell Kernel 3.14 Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Avril 2014 AMD64.

Requirements: Since Trusty based on Ubuntu version Cubuntu only supports the architecturesAMD64.