The technology implemented in Windows 8 hardware is an 'obstruction mechanism,' the Spanish group charges.
Users of Canonical's Long Term Support (LTS) releases will remain unaffected.
This new Lubuntu-based distro includes drivers and utilities for older graphics and audio hardware.
Currently, there are numerous options with potentially 'disastrous' consequences, one Mozillian says.
First to arrive will be a word-processing component enabling multidevice editing and collaboration on major text document formats.
This Thursday is the next Ubuntu Bug Day, offering fans a chance to give back and help out.
No milestone release image will be available, however, until the final beta early next month.
Endorsed by the Free Software Foundation, this distribution includes no proprietary components.
Linux machines can save your business cold, hard cash. Here's how to pick the best OS and apps for yourself, your workers, and your IT pros.
Following its debut last fall, Ubuntu GNOME Remix is now a supported part of the distribution's family.