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Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu "The Ubuntu developers are moving very quickly to bring you the absolute latest and greatest software the Open Source Community has to offer. Hardy Heron Alpha 3 is the third alpha release of Ubuntu 8.04, and with this new alpha release comes a whole host of excellent new features."
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RE: Kubuntu released too, but!
by NeoChaosX on Fri 11th Jan 2008 02:19 UTC in reply to "Kubuntu released too, but!"
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Canonical went down this road because (as one Ubuntu developer put it) there was no way they were going to guarantee that KDE 3 was going to be worked on and supported until 2011. KDE 4's release is the reason for this; a lot of development is shifting to KDE 4, and Canonical doesn't want to risk components of KDE 3 going unmaintained at any time during the 3 year support cycle.

And besides, Canonical has hinted at 8.10 (with KDE 4.1) being Kubuntu's LTS instead. I'd hardly say a different support/release schedule for Kubuntu means Canonical is not interested in KDE; it's just more business as usual considering it's no secret Canonical puts more of their effort behind GNOME.

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