Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Boot All The 5 Classic Ubuntu 14.04 Flavors From A Single Image, Via Ubuntu AIO

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Ubuntu AIO (all-in-one) DVD is an unofficial Ubuntu image that enables the users to use Ubuntu 14.04 in all its traditional flavors: Unity, GNOME, KDE, XFCE and LXDE, all from a single image.
In order to use Ubuntu AIO, you can either download the Ubuntu AIO Image and place it on an USB, or get all the five ISO images of the components (Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu GNOME 14.04, Kubuntu 14.04, Xubuntu 14.04 and Lubuntu 14.04) + the Ubuntu AIO component.
The users choose the Ubuntu flavor from the GRUB, but however, this does not work flawless. While Ubuntu, Kubuntu and Ubuntu GNOME are available only as 64 bit systems, while Xubuntu and Lubuntu are 32 bit systems.
Another drawback is the fact that Ubuntu AIO’s size is about 4.7 GB, so you will need an 8 GB USB stick to install it, from the Live Image.
As a reminder, Ubuntu 14.04 has been released on the 17th of April and is considered to be Canonical’s best release so far. Also, due to the fact that Ubuntu 13.04 and Ubuntu 12.10 have already reached EOL, while Ubuntu 13.10 has only a few months of support left, many users have migrated to Ubuntu 14.04.
Lubuntu is probably the lightest official flavor of Ubuntu and it’s based on LXDE. It’s been around for quite some time, and it is recommended for older systems.