Ultimate Edition has a lot going for it. However, the latest release, version 5.4, also reflects numerous missteps that developers of a seasoned Linux distro should avoid. Ultimate Edition is a fork of two popular Debian-based Linux families — Ubuntu and Linux Mint — that aimed to take the best of both Linux entities and blend in a fresh mix of visually stimulating features. Ultimate’s developers took a path that diverged somewhat from the two new desktop environments that were the hallmarks of its forked heritage.