Gael Duval has announced the first test release of Ulteo, a new distribution started by Mandrake-founder Gael Duval. From the release announcement: “Here is the first public version of Ulteo! Its codename is ‘Sirius’ because we want to make it a star.” From the release notes: “This installable live CD is based on Debian and Ubuntu packages. It’s installed on the hard-drive using ‘Yuch’. A daemon, called UGD (Ulteo General Daemon), is always connecting to Ulteo servers to see if a newer, more up to date system is available. It can then upgrade to this new system.” Ulteo is based on Ubuntu 6.06 and uses kernel 2.6.15, X.Org 7.0, KDE 3.5.2, and Firefox 188.8.131.52. The CD image is available for download. Update: Screenshot tour. Rejoice, boys and girls.