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: That really is a shame
by jriddell on Tue 7th Feb 2012 22:55 UTC in reply to "That really is a shame"
jriddell
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2006-04-09

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

Linux Mint is a derivative of Ubuntu. So using it in place of Ubuntu desktop can make sense if you prefer Gnome over Unity. But the existance of Linux Mint KDE depends on the existance of Ubuntu having good KDE packages (also called Kubuntu).

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