Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 7th Feb 2012 09:58 UTC, submitted by gogothebee
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu This shouldn't come as a huge surprise. Jonathan Riddell, lead developer of the Kubuntu project and the only person paid by Canonical to work on the KDE variant of the popular distribution, has announced that after the 12.04 release, Canonical will no longer be funding him, effectively putting Kubuntu on the same level as other Ubuntu variants like Xubuntu.
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That really is a shame
by lemur2 on Tue 7th Feb 2012 10:42 UTC
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Kubuntu was just beginning to really become a very good Linux distribution.

Oh well, I guess it means I will be yet another user shifting from Canonical distributions over to Linux Mint.

"The Linux Mint team has announced the availability of Linux Mint KDE 12. The version is running KDE 4.7 which is a bit older as KDE 4.8 was recently release. However, considering the close release dates it was not possible for the Linux Mint team to packages KDE 4.8. That's not a big problem as you can easily upgrade to KDE 4.8 [we will be publishing a how to soon].

Linux Mint KDE is a perfect OS for someone planning to migrate from Windows or wants to retain the old look and feel of Gnome 2 with all the modern technology. KDE is extremely polished and comes with great ease of use for newbies and all the advanced features for daredevils. KDE has maintained different versions for netbooks, desktops and touch-based devices so you won't lose functionality. You get the bottom panel where you get to pin your apps and you can also add the top panel. You can use all the 3D effects (cube desktop and so on under KDE)."


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