I’ve been playing around with Kubuntu for the past few days. Kubuntu is a Ubuntu derived Linux distribution, based on KDE. I installed the Herd 4 test release at first, but kept getting debconfig errors during apt-get updates. So I went for the stable 6.10 Edgy Eft release. It’s been a while since I’ve used KDE, and I must say I’m very much impressed with how it looks and works. I don’t think I’ll be going back to Gnome any time soon. Installation went without a hitch, and everything *just works*. My other partitions are automatically mounted, even the Windows shared folders on another pc are fully accessible. I enabled the multiverse repositories, and Amarok automatically suggested to download the needed files to play mp3s. Great! Konqueror is a pretty powerful browser too. I installed Mozilla Firefox, Gaim and gFTP … Fun times. The Kubuntu Feisty Fawn release is planned for April.


  1. Not that I’m ready to take the giant leap yet, but I’d love to see some screen shots. Íf you can be bothered to post a link or a screen of your own OS.

    I must say that I’m charmed with the comments on Ubuntu alltogether, yet my ever present fear for the incompatibility of graphic software remains (Adobe etc).

    On top of that I think my minor IT knowledge won’t suffice to cope with those uh… (copy pasting, one moment) debconfig errors during apt-get updates *cough*. That’s basically the major reason not to move to a Linux system. It looks like something for 1337-people.

  2. Correct translation would be: ” I kept getting weird errors during the automatic update of Kubuntu “.

    I don’t know what debconfig means or does myself. That didn’t stop me from trying!

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