Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 10th Oct 2010 14:17 UTC, submitted by Extend
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Yes, yes, it's that time of the year again - a new Fiona Apple album confirmed (which makes anything that happens between now and spring 2011 irrelevant and annoying), MorphOS 2.6 released (will be the next news item), and, of course, a new Ubuntu release showcasing the best of the best that the Free software world has to offer in the desktop world.
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RE[3]: Comment by dayalsoap
by Jokel on Tue 12th Oct 2010 06:42 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by dayalsoap"
Jokel
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Well - I think we have different experiences then. As far as I know (and there is nothing that points otherwise) Kubuntu is just Ubuntu with KDE4 dumped on top of it. There is no attempt to integrate Gnome and KDE applications (Like Fedora, Mandriva and PCLinuxOS have done very well). IF you want to use a 'buntu with KDE I would like to advise using Mint..

And response time? Are you sure you are not comparing the two systems with different drivers? You know -for instance- that openSUSE (and several other distro's like Fedora) use the nouveau drivers as replacement for the closed source Nvidia drivers? This gives a big performance loss in my opinion. I always remove the nouveau drivers and install the Nvidia drivers, because I like to play a game now and then (X3-Reunion, Doom3, Quake4, Prey etc.) and the Nvidia drivers have excellent 3d-acceleration.

And software repositories. Well - I will agreed that the standard repositories for openSUSE are a bit limited, but there are a lot of 3th-party repo's you can add. And fedora has a huge repository too. Anyway - I don't think this is very critical, because all disto's supply enough software for my purposes.

Anyway - my experiences with Kubuntu are not that good. As an example - the last version has a network applet that not even let you configure your network card - something all other distro's seems to get right. As sayd - that's just an example.. there are lots of annoying little things that give the impression there is still a lot of work to do, and that is not very acceptable in a (presumably) finished product.

But - I will give Kubuntu 10.10 a run. It is possible I will be nicely surprised (but -as I said earlier on- I won't hold my breath).

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