Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 30th Oct 2008 15:28 UTC, submitted by M-Saunders
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Bang on target, the new version of Ubuntu Linux is available for our downloading pleasure. Amongst various changes it sports updates to the installer, improved networking, and a new 'Mobile USB' version geared towards the blossoming netbook market. Grab a copy from the Ubuntu website, and check out Linux Format's hands-on look. Or the one at Simple Thoughts. Or the one at PolishLinux. And probably a few other websites as well.
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RE[2]: screenshots
by lemur2 on Fri 31st Oct 2008 00:37 UTC in reply to "RE: screenshots"
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Ubuntu screenshots just seem pointless ;) ooo.. more brown.. and it's still gnome!

Kubuntu 8.10 is neither brown nor GNOME.

If you can't abide the Kickoff menu, then just add the Lancelot menu item to your panel instead.

As an added extra-special bonus, it comes with no Mono installed!

Be warned though ... some nvidia cards have a serious 2D graphics bug which greatly slows down performance of KDE 4, Firefox 3 and OpenOffice 3 on Linux systems, so KDE 4 may not be right for you.

If KDE4 is not for you, you might consider Ubuntu Studio, also released today, which is still GNOME but not brown.

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RE[3]: screenshots
by zegenie on Fri 31st Oct 2008 07:29 in reply to "RE[2]: screenshots"
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TBH, if I want it to look good, I'd just use the Dust theme (, which looks great if you like dark themes. Much better than Ubuntu Studios theme ;)

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RE[3]: screenshots
by KAMiKAZOW on Sat 1st Nov 2008 00:20 in reply to "RE[2]: screenshots"
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Kubuntu 8.10 is neither brown nor GNOME.

Why should anyone want to use Kubuntu? Kubuntu's KDE is really bad generally and 8.10 made it worse.
On my work PC where (K)Ubuntu is installed, KNotify crashes constantly, user management is no longer in SystemSettings but in a separate app called KUser, Adept is as bad as ever, translations where imported very lousy, and the system tray is completely broken.
Just have a look at this screenshot:

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