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"Ubuntu CE 12.04 has been released. What's new? Built of Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS; system management (dconf tools, Synaptic package manager, BleachBit, gAlternatives, gnome-tweak-tool with advanced settings, ubuntu-tweak); daily usage (WINE and WineTricks, Google Chrome, VLC, MyUnity, terminator, Nautilus scripts for better file management); Bible software (Quelea, Bibledit, Verse, Xiphos, OpneLP). Customizations ranging from artwork, themes and icons along with the PPAs added to enable more artwork installation. UCE also comes with the award-winning DansGuardian web content filter configured to block pornography and other questionable content."
Would you recommend the product? yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 8
very good for children or computers in an unsupervised setting
Without some tweaking it's a bit limited for adult users, as an everyday OS
The strength of this OS is the DansGuardian web filter, which in effect acts as a very efficient baby sitter for young children or unsupervised users.
This web filter can be configured using root privileges by editing the configuration files with the vim text editor,(or
emacs) if that's your preference. It can also be uninstalled
completely if you have no need for a web filter but still want an OS with a Christian theme. One consideration, if you don't need the web filter, it may be best to remove it, as it is a constantly running process that can use a lot of cpu, which may be an issue if you have an older or slow computer.
I won't detail the process of removing DansGuardian here, unless someone requests it.
The other drawback of ubuntu ce is that it is about 4 years behind the newest ubuntu release, however you can add the latest software from the repository, which helps. But as an operating system with a Christian theme, it is unique, as there are no others. If you already like ubuntu, you will probably like ubuntu ce. I understand there is an upgrade available to 14.04, but since I have never had success with ubuntu upgrades, I would wait for a newer version and do a complete new install. In the meantime you won't know if you
like it until you try it.
Edit; At this time Ubuntu CE is in a dormant state, according to the distrowatch site. It will probably be only a matter of time before it's gone completely.