Ultimate Edition 3.9

by on Apr.08, 2014, under Linux, Ubuntu, Ultimate Edition

Time is has never been on my side, this is no exception. I am dumping Ultimate Edition 3.9 to the public. I am not going to make a big deal about it. I have had nothing, but pretty much good feedback on it. I am not even going to spend the time updating / upgrading it. I will be doing some catch up over the next few weeks when time is availible. Let’s get UE 3.9 behind us, so I can focus on the future.

sending incremental file list
2877493248 100% 12.53MB/s 0:03:38 (xfer#1, to-check=0/1)

sent 2877844627 bytes received 31 bytes 12324816.52 bytes/sec
total size is 2877493248 speedup is 1.00
[rhyme]$ md5sum ultimate-edition-3.9-x*
21adb908287cd2f7bc80b15262fb8da1 ultimate-edition-3.9-x64.iso
a3b9895970d5235a914c590a1181934e ultimate-edition-3.9-x86.iso
theemahn@JackHammer:/media/4TBRaid0/Copy/Ultimate Edition/Public/Operating Systems$ ls -la ultimate-edition-3.9-x*
-rw-r–r– 1 theemahn theemahn 2877493248 Jan 30 22:54 ultimate-edition-3.9-x64.iso
-rw-r–r– 1 theemahn theemahn 2966786048 Jan 31 09:30 ultimate-edition-3.9-x86.iso
theemahn@JackHammer:/media/4TBRaid0/Copy/Ultimate Edition/Public/Operating Systems$


Release Name: Ultimate Edition 3.9
Architecture: x64 (64 bit)
Release Base: Ultimate Edition 3.8 (13.04 Raring Ringtail tree)
Environment(s): KDE (default), Mate 1.6.0
Filesize: 2.9 GB (2,877,493,248 bytes)
MD5SUM: 21adb908287cd2f7bc80b15262fb8da1


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Release Name: Ultimate Edition 3.9
Architecture: x86 (32 bit)
Release Base: Ultimate Edition 3.8 (13.04 Raring Ringtail tree)
Environment(s): KDE (default), Mate 1.6.0
Filesize: 3.0 GB (2966786048 bytes)
MD5SUM: d7e6965842f02732c97e0211288c56f0

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Up under new service

by on Apr.05, 2014, under Hosting, Ultimate Edition

I have been moving servers to new hosting capable of 250 concurrent transfers, http://testue.info/ is the first server in place. The ping times are twice as fast and the server thoughput is more then double then under previous hosting. Thanks to donors this is now possible. Your days of waiting for a file to finish downloading, should be now over. If this becomes inefficient in the future I will purchase another server. We have to keep the donors happy right? ;)

The ISO’s are still being transfered from the old server, please be patient in this transition. It is slow process; not because of the new server, but the old server is under a constant load.

DNS propigation for all the servers should settle within the next 48 hours, sorry for the delays. The end results is what will make it all worth while.

I would also like to take the time to apologize for Ultimate Edition 4.2 being corrupted. The file has now been resynced and functions as it should, the feedback has thusly informed me.

tonie@Tigger:/media/3TB/Copy/WorkInProgress$ md5sum ultimate-edition-4.2-x64-Mar-27-2014-2129.iso
c6f9b739905e4134f8eb41307a2dfdee ultimate-edition-4.2-x64-Mar-27-2014-2129.iso
tonie@Tigger:/media/3TB/Copy/WorkInProgress$ ls -la ultimate-edition-4.2-x64-Mar-27-2014-2129.iso
-rwx—— 1 tonie tonie 2228160512 Mar 31 17:48 ultimate-edition-4.2-x64-Mar-27-2014-2129.iso

If you wish to re-download it: https://copy.com/ituV09JN46we
Donors can get it from the new server: http://testue.info/ultimate-edition-4-2/

Depending on you ISP it may take up to 48 hours for the new servers DNS to resolve, once again sorry for the delay.


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Ultimate Edition 4.2 Beta

by on Mar.30, 2014, under Linux, Ubuntu, Ultimate Edition

I am relinquishing this build to the public. The more feed back you provide a better end resulting product. I find it to be pretty much flawless in design, minus a few theme issues. Your milage may very. I can not stress this enough, please provide feedback.

What is Ultimate Edition 4.2 Lite? Based on a debootstrapped Ubuntu Trust Thar tree (14.04) a Long Term Supported (LTS) release. With Mate 1.8 and many of the toys you have came to love with Ultimate Edition in the past.

Public Access: Copy or Sourceforge

Admin, Beta Testers and Donors can download it from http://testue.info/

They are the same file, just faster to download from the test server. This release HAS NOT been Repostormed yet.

This is NOT a final product, however your feedback is appriciated.

It has been built 4 times since this video was taken.


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A job!!!

by on Mar.24, 2014, under Uncategorized

I got a job today and start working tomorrow, at least 40 hrs a week. I spent my last day of freedom enhancing ThumbOS. Things may slow down a bit here, but I will be shoving releases and software on my time off & when opportunity arises.

Wish me luck,


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UE Love!!!

by on Mar.21, 2014, under Linux, Themes, Ubuntu, Ultimate Edition

I was browsing gnomelook.org and found that a user had extended the Ultimate Edition Cursor Pack and added the colors of Green and Orange. I pulled them down and extended / debianized the the Ultimate Edition Cursor Pack. I love it when a Ultimate Edition user spends the time necessary to extend a helping hand.


In the screenie above, we have alot going on. I have been extending the application repairtheme and running it against what will be Ultimate Edition 4.2′s theme a LTS (Long Term Supported) release. We will have a perfect theme, when I am done. It does have errors still remaining. I am writing code to stroke across it and clean them up as well.

You can download the debianized version from our website themelinux.com

Thanks Mark,


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A perfect Mate 1.8?

by on Mar.17, 2014, under Linux, Programming, Ubuntu, Ultimate Edition

A perfect, bulletproof Mate 1.8 coming to Ultimate Edition? I have been Repostorming the entire Mate 1.8 repository.
A clip of Repostorm in action:

In case you do not know what repostorm is the manual: Repostorm

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UE 4.3 Already?

by on Mar.08, 2014, under Linux, Programming, Ultimate Edition

I have released Ultimate Edition 4.3 to donors, admin and beta testers for testing an excerpt Notification sent to 324 user(s).:

    THIS INFO WILL BE UPDATED AS I APROACH A FINAL RELEASE. What is Ultimate Edition 4.3?  Ultimate Edition 4.3 was built from scratch using tmosb (TheeMahn’s Operating System Builder). Ultimate Edition 4.3 was built from the Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr tree a LTS (Long Term Supported) release.  KDE Desktop has been added, however XFCE is currently set as default DE (Desktop Environment) 03/08/14: If I were to place a status on this release I would call it in between a Alpha and a Beta.

    This release runs as my current main O/S, I have done alot since the installation. I did add the mate desktop (currently non-existant) in the trusty branch. Here is how I did so It has not been officially announced, yet I can see at time of this post the server http://os-builder.com/ has seen about 7 Terabytes of transfer, so I am sure users have figured out how to add the repository. The packages have not been repostormed on the server, but have been on my personal PC. I find the release to be quite stable, however lacks good theming at this point in time. The UE 4.3 theme is in the O/S, just not set as default yet. Alot of work remain in the construction of this O/S and would prefer tmosb construct the OS without my intervention. Time will tell. The tool has alot more work ahead in it’s construction as well.

I look forward to your feedback,


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Ultimate Edition your way!!!

by on Feb.23, 2014, under Linux, Programming, Ubuntu, Ultimate Edition

A new tool and a couple of domains in construction are inbound: http://www.uebuilder.com/ No, it does not just build Ultimate Edition Operating systems http://os-builder.com/ Both sites will land you at the same place. I’m currently uploading data. Please stand by.

Both domain are NOT hosted through the same company as Ultimate Edition websites are hosted through. I have deliberatly done this to curb the server load and continue to provide support for Ultimate Edition. In writing the tool, 1 user I remind you, I chewed up over a Terabyte of bandwidth. I have purchased the hosting for a year, unlimited bandwidth, unlimited storage space. I have learned over the years there is no such thing. NTL, hopefully it is there to stay. Once the tool is released, I personally look forward to seeing other people incarnation of what they feel an Operating System should be.

If you have no idea what I am talking about you can read more about the tool here. Be sure to read the whole thread, to see the tools progression.

I have full intentions of releasing Ultimate Edition 3.9 x64 built by hand and a Ultimate Edition 3.9 x86 built with this tool and 0 intervention on my part.


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Dual monitors?

by on Feb.17, 2014, under Linux, Programming, Ultimate Edition

Dual monitors under Ultimate Edition? Touchscreen support?

A revised toy is here to assist. Originally written by me in 2012 revisited today ;)

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A new toy!!!

by on Jan.16, 2014, under Linux, Programming, Ultimate Edition

Well not so new, it is built into Ultimate Edition 3.8, 3.9 & 4.0. The toy? ThumbOS, I have enhanced the tool to also support Windows® 7 operating system, no testing has been done on 8, 8.1 etc. at this point. It has more then doubled the size of code by doing so. I could essentially write it to support Mac etc. I do want to go through it with a fine tooth comb prior to releasing the source code to the public. I also want to ensure no-one hoses thier hard disk using the tool.

In order to see the video of what the tool is doing it is best to view in full screen, preferably HD.

More information source code and download are available here.

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