Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 3rd Mar 2010 20:43 UTC, submitted by kragil
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Canonical has unveiled a complete branding overhaul, redesigning everything from the Ubuntu website to its logos and marketing material. However, what interests me more are the new Gtk+ themes, and even then, I'm not interested in the colour choices and the like. No - what stood out to me right away was not the theme itself - but the placement of the titlebar widgets.
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RE[2]: KUbuntu?
by Soulbender on Thu 4th Mar 2010 07:15 UTC in reply to "RE: KUbuntu?"
Soulbender
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2005-08-18

Yeah, Kubuntu doesn't even tweak themes


Neither does opensuse very much(really only small changes to the plasma theme) and I'm sure happy they don't have anything as awful as Mandriva's Ia Ora. Oxygen kicks ass. Also, Kubuntu has Konqueror as the default browser. How come none of the "better" KDE distros do?
Kubuntu is probably one of the purest KDE distros really.

Too bad that Canonical currently doesn't really "get it" (even though -- in all fairness -- Kubuntu 10.04 seems to be a massive improvement over previous releases).


I still don't get what's supposedly so incredibly bad about the current Kubuntu compared to other distros.

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RE[3]: KUbuntu?
by jokkel on Thu 4th Mar 2010 07:39 in reply to "RE[2]: KUbuntu?"
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2008-07-07

Konqueror is almost unusable as a web browser nowadays.

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RE[4]: KUbuntu?
by Lennie on Thu 4th Mar 2010 10:06 in reply to "RE[3]: KUbuntu?"
Lennie Member since:
2007-09-22

People are working on a QT-port of Firefox, so it will blend in with KDE4

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RE[4]: KUbuntu?
by Leszek Lesner on Thu 4th Mar 2010 11:20 in reply to "RE[3]: KUbuntu?"
Leszek Lesner Member since:
2007-04-08

I use it every day with no problem (KDE 4.4.1)

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RE[3]: KUbuntu?
by KAMiKAZOW on Thu 4th Mar 2010 14:35 in reply to "RE[2]: KUbuntu?"
KAMiKAZOW Member since:
2005-07-06

Neither does opensuse very much(really only small changes to the plasma theme)

That's what I said.

Kubuntu has Konqueror as the default browser. How come none of the "better" KDE distros do?

Because they ship something else, eg. Rekonq (Chakra) or SUSE's KDE port of Firefox.
There was even a discussion about replacing Konqueror with Rekonq on KDE's core development mailing list, but Rekonq's main developer prefers the Extragear module.

I still don't get what's supposedly so incredibly bad about the current Kubuntu compared to other distros.

Quotes from Kubuntu's "Project Timelord" announcement:

"There is a general lack of Quality Assurance on uploads to both development releases and on backports of KDE packages to stable releases. File overwrite errors are too common in both cases. As a potential issue, we also have a collection of patches for most of our core KDE patches. These patches may or may not be of good quality, depending on the patch.
Another issue that seems to pop up is that some KDE modules are not compiled with all the functionality they are capable of. (...) These tend to be forgotten about too easily.

(...)

[Kubuntu-specific] applications lack polish (...) and usually are not integrated well at all with the surrounding system (...), causing needless clutter."

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RE[4]: KUbuntu?
by Soulbender on Thu 4th Mar 2010 15:31 in reply to "RE[3]: KUbuntu?"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Because they ship something else, eg. Rekonq (Chakra) or SUSE's KDE port of Firefox.


There's a Kubuntu PPA for rekonq and the Firefox integration isn't all that.

[Kubuntu-specific] applications lack polish (...) and usually are not integrated well at all with the surrounding system (...), causing needless clutter."


Funny, that's how I would categorize Yast.It's good that Kubuntu is aiming high though.
That said, I don't notice any lack in quality of the applications compared to SUSE. The KDE environment itself is pretty much the same really with about the same amounts of crashing apps (not many at all, really).

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