Ubuntu is my favorite distro of Linux. I am not married to it but I tend to use it before anything else. So much so that I have began working on some custom images of Ubuntu for your pleasure. One of the issues with Ubuntu for me is that I am not necessarily a fan of everything they do. If I had the time to build an extremely custom desktop with Arch I would but there isn’t enough hours in the day. These images are basically custom Images that I created to have exactly what I wanted in them, there will probably be more and I will list what each image had baked into it. Obviously you can take any Ubuntu install and change it, this just takes that step out of the process. I seem to be reinstalling my operating system frequently lately and this saves me some time, hopefully it will save you some time as well.
CMDann Ubuntu Live
The first download I have available is a live image which comes preloaded with both Unity and Gnome-Shell. This distro comes loaded with the following software:
Based on Ubuntu 12.10 this version is intended to run on a virtual install or off of a flash drive.
CMDann Gnome Ubuntu
This is a version of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 32bit which is shipping with Gnome-Shell. This is an ISO image that you can install to a dvd or usb flash drive and install directly onto your hard drive of the machine you are going to use it on. This is built from the official Ubuntu release ISO which has been modified. There are screenshots above.
There is a small bug with this right now, when you boot you will get a black screen, all you have to do is type startx at the prompt. This will be fixed for the next version.