StringBlade writes: "Ulteo's first public Alpha release has occurred and is available for download (ftp and bittorrent). From the Ulteo announcement, "Ulteo was designed to ultimately simplify the use of computers. We think that users of modern computers spend too much time performing administration tasks...users have to perform tasks that should be reserved to computer specialists, while we think that users should just spend time using the applications they need. Ulteo tries to provide answers to these issues." Ulteo is a Ubuntu-based distribution that presently only runs on the 32-bit i386 platform with 64-bit support coming later."