Kubuntu

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.

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  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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