Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 4th Sep 2009 12:08 UTC, submitted by lemur2
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu It's no secret that when it comes to KDE-based distributions, Kubuntu isn't exactly the cream of the crop. With the release of Kubuntu Karmic Alpha 5, the KDE4 desktop delivered with Kubuntu received some much-needed love. Let's take a look at what the Kubuntu people are doing.
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Cutterman
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2006-04-10

If they still haven't fixed that 5 year old bug - https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/kdenetwork/+bug/16575 - then I don't want to know.

"Triaged" "Importance low"

Its hard to believe that a bug SO important to smooth networking with other machines STILL has not been fixed and apparently is seen as of little importance.

Of course the more instructed of us can work round it but that isn't the point.

I installed a KDE based distro for someone a few months ago and they later tried to bring it into a network - only after many days of frustrated tinkering did it occur to them that perhaps something was busted and they called me. Their comments when I replied that it was a very old and known bug were unprintable. They plan to rip Linux out and install Windows 7.

"Not a serious environment" was their comment and I have to agree with them.

Harald Albrecht wrote in bugs.launchpad.net recently: "This bug report was filed almost four years ago. This is a standard use case: add a user to allow sharing files. And still this hasn't been resolved? Balmer must be laughing very hard."

Gotta agree with him.

The Cutter

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Yeah... Thats so true of my experience trying to do any administrative tasks from a gui in any linux distro ( ubuntu, opensuse, debian, gentoo). I'm trying out fedora now ( finally letting that old wound of the fedora /RHEL split heal),but I just instinctualy gravitate towards the command line.


Actually, come to think of it, I've had the same experience in OSX as well.

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