Story 2014-10-31 2TTH Halloween Friday Distro: Ubuntu Satanic Edition

Halloween Friday Distro: Ubuntu Satanic Edition

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When I proposed a Linux Distro every Friday, I'd hoped to mostly avoid distros that are simply "Ubuntu plus a theme and/or windowmanager choice" but this week it's impossible. World, meet Ubuntu Linux Satanic Edition, the most appropriate distro for a Halloween Friday. Linux for the Damned is their subtitle, and if you're planning on going off to hell after this and listening to all sorts of awesome death metal in the afterlife, this is probably for you.

So what is it? It's Ubuntu, with a special selection of wallpapers, and a pre-configured Eternity Screensaver set to play the "Eternal Damnation" ray-traced screensaver when it kicks in. I looked around a bit to figure out if there's anything to Ubuntu Satanic other than the screensaver and wallpapers and found something unique: this distro also comes preconfigured with a ton of metal music! I think preloading a soundtrack on a distro might be unique; at least, I am not aware of any other distros that take this approach. Install U/S and you too can enjoy dozens of tunes by the likes of Severed Fifth, Blueprint for Disaster, Music for the Damned, Frontside, Taste of Hell, Holy Pain, and ScapeGoat. To my surprise, most of the artists are French and all of it is licensed freely via Jamendo.

All of this supports U/S's motto: "Ubuntu Satanic Edition is dedicated to combining the best software with the heaviest music." U/S connects you to Ubuntu's own repos, so no worries about the best software consisting of a reduced subset. To those of you who are offended by the presence of a Satanic distro, no worries: there are Ubuntu Muslim Editions and Christian editions as well, all using the same repos - just think about that for a second.

Happy Halloween, Pipedotters! Next time, we'll go back to distros that offer more than superficial skins (although hopefully we'll find some more distros with awesome soundtracks).
Reply 7 comments

Oh boy... (Score: 1)

by on 2014-10-31 15:44 (#2TTP)

The people who would seriously use this seem to me like they have never gotten over their teenage rebellion years...


Re: Oh boy... (Score: 1)

by on 2014-10-31 16:40 (#2TTQ)

I never did get over my teenage rebellion years. :-)
But if I ever wanted something like that.... I would never use something preconfigured like that.
Would spoil all the fun. And where is the individuality?

FSM (Score: 1)

by on 2014-10-31 20:34 (#2TTV)

Now, if they ever come out with a "Flying Spaghetti Monster" edition, I might have to install it, if only just for the sake of it! Agree this distro is silly, per my criteria, but then hey - to each his own. It seems this has a following, which is kind of amazing.

If FreeBSD installed with its own soundtrack, wonder what it would be? Tangerine Dream?

The what (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward on 2014-11-01 11:24 (#2TVG)

I was looking forward to seeing what the evil world conquering delusionalists came up with however is marked as a domain for sale

Re: The what (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward on 2014-11-01 11:29 (#2TVH)

I've decided to download the satanic one and give it a try just to see if it can convert me to Satan.
Version 666.9 based on Ubuntu 10.10. Oh no. They have a sense of humor. Using the Undead CD/DVD. Looking forward to this.

Re: The what (Score: 1)

by on 2014-11-01 21:37 (#2TVP)

Let us know if there's much to it beyond the soundtrack. Me, couldn't be arsed. ;)

Waste of time (Score: 1)

by on 2014-11-13 08:50 (#2V1B)

Just pick any disto that uses systemd and gnome3. This is satanic enough.