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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RE: No surprise
by mikeinohio on Tue 7th Feb 2012 19:36 UTC in reply to "No surprise"
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That criticism certainly had some validity when KDE4 first came out, however it simply isn't true anymore. If you think KDE is still like that, you haven't tried it in a while.

I have used Gnome for years. However, with the changes that Gnome has made, I now find KDE preferable. The recently released Mint KDE version is far more stable and usable than the Mint Gnome version.

The decision by Ubuntu to drop Kubuntu is probably just one more step down the road to its own irrelevance.

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