Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 10th Oct 2010 14:17 UTC, submitted by Extend
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Yes, yes, it's that time of the year again - a new Fiona Apple album confirmed (which makes anything that happens between now and spring 2011 irrelevant and annoying), MorphOS 2.6 released (will be the next news item), and, of course, a new Ubuntu release showcasing the best of the best that the Free software world has to offer in the desktop world.
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Kubuntu
by Gone fishing on Sun 10th Oct 2010 15:53 UTC
Gone fishing
Member since:
2006-02-22

Is the Kubuntu better than shite? I use Ubuntu and generally like but my experience of Kubuntu is very poor. However, I've got Opensuse on my hard drive so I could try out KDE, but for some reason I can't get the surround sound to work and can't be bothered to try any more. So I could try Kubuntu but will I be disappointed should I try PCBSD instead?

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RE: Kubuntu
by rub3nmv on Sun 10th Oct 2010 16:41 in reply to "Kubuntu"
rub3nmv Member since:
2009-07-27

Kubuntu has been good for me since KDE 4.3. I've been testing Maverick since beta and I think it's really, really stable and fast. I totally recommend Kubuntu 10.10.

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RE: Kubuntu
by Soulbender on Sun 10th Oct 2010 17:08 in reply to "Kubuntu"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

So I could try Kubuntu but will I be disappointed


I like it but some people hate it. Then again, many hate Ubuntu for completely irrational reasons, I don't care much for OpenSUSE but many swear by it.

should I try PCBSD instead


If you have the time, who not try both?

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RE[2]: Kubuntu
by Gone fishing on Tue 12th Oct 2010 06:02 in reply to "RE: Kubuntu"
Gone fishing Member since:
2006-02-22

Sorry but worse than I expected compared with Opensuse which looks beautiful Kubuntu looks drab but the serious stuff.

Firstly the Kubuntu installer overwrote my custom bootloader - possibly I missed the boot loader setting but I don't think so - leaving Haiku unbootable, fixable but unacceptable and leading to my first trip to the command-line.

Secondly if you use a proxy Kubuntu is basically unusable. The proxy control in KDE settings only changes the user proxy settings, not system proxy settings (as can be done in Ubuntu) so the software installer, hardware drivers etc doesn't work. You are therefore forced to fix the problem from the command-line. This gets apt working but even after this kpackagekit still doesn't honor the proxy settings. So much of Kubuntu is basically unusable apart from at the command-line. My guess is if I enable a graphical root login I might get a usable gui. Breaking the security model I might try it though just to see.

Seriously if they can't get the proxy settings to work this is sad. Maybe I should put a little more effort into getting the sound right in Opensuse - anyone like to suggest the "best" KDE distro?

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