Ubuntu 8.10 Muslim Edition Launches, Waiting for the Jaunty Jackalope
Article by George Norman
On 20 Nov 2008
Ubuntu 8.10 fans that want to get a Muslim specific version of the software can now do so because UbuntuME (ME stands for Muslim Edition) is available for download in the form of an installable DVD. This version of the operating system is just like Ubuntu 8.10that was launched this Halloween, just that it has some applications that specifically target Muslim users.

Here are some of the software programs that Muslim users will come to appreciate in UbuntuME 8.10:
- Safer online surfing for children with WebStrict
- Play and study Qur’an quotations with Zekr 0.7.1
- Firefox add-ons that remind you when it is time for your daily prayers
- Watch Islamic prayers with the Monajat application


If you would like to see a full list of UbuntuME 8.10 featured applications, one is available here. The list is so long that we couldn’t have possibly presented it all ourselves.

Today, the 20th of November 2008, is when the first Alpha build of the Jaunty Jackalope is supposed to drop. The Jaunty Jackalope is the codename for Ubuntu 9.04, the latest operating system to be developed by Canonical Ltd. For the time being we will have to contend with Ubuntu 8.10 because the final version of the Jackalope will not come out until the end of April 2009.

In related news, earlier this year we saw the release of the Ubuntu Satanic Edition. Details on this Ubuntu build are available here, but be warned that this is rated NSFW (Not Safe For Work). Before you get all hyped up about it, you must know that what makes this Ubuntu edition demonic are not the satanic applications, but the collection of themes and wallpapers.

If you would like to install and run UbuntuME on your machine you can download an installable DVD of the software here.

Tags: Ubuntu, Ubuntu 8.10, UbuntuME, Ubuntu 9.04, Jaunty Jackalope
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