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Ututo GNU/Linux is a GNU/Linux operating system comprised entirely of free software.

Ututo GNU/Linux is a GNU/Linux operating system comprised entirely of free software. The name makes reference to a gecko known by this name from northern Argentina. It is compiled using Gentoo Linux "ebuilds" and "emerge" software.

Ututo was the first fully free GNU/Linux system recognized by the GNU Project. The founder of the GNU Project, Richard Stallman, formerly endorsed the distribution nearly exclusively, and used in his personal machine,before he switched to gNewSense.

Ututo is one of the few original GNU/Linux distributions that have its own complete binary repository. Ututo also has different binaries optimized for different Intel and AMD processors .That makes Ututo reasonably fast on old machines used in third world countries.


Ututo was first released in 2000 by Diego Saravia in National University of Salta. It was one of the first live CD distributions in the world and the first GNU/Linux distribution in Argentina, under ISBN 987-9381-06-8. Ututo carried Simusol, a system to simulate Solar Energy projects. Ututo was called the simple GNU/Linux, because it did not need any configuration. It automatically detected the hardware in the machine, it only asked to "move your mouse". At that time no other distribution worked that way.

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In 2002, Ututo-R was created, which offered the possibility of operating like a software router. This version was created by Marcos Zapata and used in Buenos Aires public schools.

In 2004, the Ututo-e project was born, swiftly becoming the most important derivative of Ututo. This project was started by Daniel Olivera.

In 2006, Ututo was declared “of National Interest” by the Honourable Chamber of Deputies of Argentina.

The latest versions of Ututo are called "UTUTO XS". With the emergence of the XS series, there have been many new features, including a faster system installer. It's being used in different hardware projects.
[edit] Nomenclature

The Ututo project frequently uses the term "UTUTO" to describe the project's title, the operating system distribution and in several other areas. It is not an acronym, as they are often used in free software projects. Usage of "UTUTO" in substitution for "Ututo" is purely aesthetic, and is not technical by any means.

The emergence of a highly usable package management system for Ututo has been the topic of many discussions over a few years. Pablo Rizzo has designed UTUTO-Get, an easy tool for maintaining a package database while using Ututo modeled after Debian's powerful APT.

Recent releases.

• 2009-03-20: Distribution Release: UTUTO 2009
• 2005-06-20: Distribution Release: UTUTO 2005.1











sources: Wikipedia & Ututo

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