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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RE: Solid release
by KAMiKAZOW on Sun 10th Oct 2010 17:23 UTC in reply to "Solid release"
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Member since:
2005-07-06

I wonder why Kubuntu is completely absent from the news item. After all, Kubuntu has the most interesting changes in this release: New Bluetooth stack, new web browser, and above all the completely new Kubuntu Mobile distribution for smart phones.

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RE[2]: Solid release
by samueldr on Sun 10th Oct 2010 21:21 in reply to "RE: Solid release"
samueldr Member since:
2006-08-07

It is now a community project, isn't it?

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RE[3]: Solid release
by KAMiKAZOW on Sun 10th Oct 2010 23:19 in reply to "RE[2]: Solid release"
KAMiKAZOW Member since:
2005-07-06

It is now a community project, isn't it?

So?
It still shares the same base operating system and resides in the same repositories (same with Xubuntu).

In this release cycle KDE-related software came with the most changes.
Kubuntu Mobile is the first Ubuntu release ever targeted towards smart phones. That alone is pretty newsworthy but somehow nobody notices.

Xubuntu also had its fair amount of newsworthy changes, replacing several core components.

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RE[2]: Solid release
by nt_jerkface on Sun 10th Oct 2010 22:51 in reply to "RE: Solid release"
nt_jerkface Member since:
2009-08-26

I really don't get the infatuation with Gnome, KDE 4.5 looks so much better.

I think Shuttleworth is batshit crazy for pushing a purple and orange Gnome desktop. It looks like a cellphone from 2005 with a bad Halloween theme.

This looks like a modern desktop:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/andrewcurrie/4902774513/lightbox/

I said a while back that the tide has turned in favor of KDE and I stand by that claim. Shuttleworth is wasting his time with Gnome.

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RE[3]: Solid release
by Thom_Holwerda on Sun 10th Oct 2010 22:56 in reply to "RE[2]: Solid release"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Except that release after release, finger-pointing after finger-pointing, KDE 4 still performs like a dog. First I had to wait for an updated ATI driver. Didn't fix it. Then I had to wait for the next release. Didn't fix it. Then I had to use the open source driver. Didn't fix it. Then I had to use the next version of the open driver. Didn't fix it. Then I had to wait for the next release again. Didn't fix it. And in between, I was instructed to use distribution Abc, Xyz, or Mno. Neither of them fixed it. I even tried multiple computers - old, new, laptop, desktop. Didn't fix it.

Maybe 4.6 will finally actually be usable, but after so many bites, I'm not holding my breath.

Edited 2010-10-10 22:58 UTC

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RE[3]: Solid release
by Valhalla on Sun 10th Oct 2010 23:23 in reply to "RE[2]: Solid release"
Valhalla Member since:
2006-01-24

I really don't get the infatuation with Gnome, KDE 4.5 looks so much better.

Well, since I'm not running either Gnome or KDE (openbox all the way, yeah baby!) maybe I'm off here but chances are it's not about the 'looks'?


I think Shuttleworth is batshit crazy for pushing a purple and orange Gnome desktop. It looks like a cellphone from 2005 with a bad Halloween theme.

Being colorblind does not automatically make you 'batshit crazy' (I was going to write 'you insensitive clod' here but then I realized this ain't slashdot)

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RE[3]: Solid release
by KAMiKAZOW on Sun 10th Oct 2010 23:29 in reply to "RE[2]: Solid release"
KAMiKAZOW Member since:
2005-07-06

I really don't get the infatuation with Gnome, KDE 4.5 looks so much better.

I find it perfectly OK when more than one DE is provided.
What I find not OK is the complete omission of news regarding the other Ubuntu variants.

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RE[3]: Solid release
by nbensa on Tue 12th Oct 2010 02:00 in reply to "RE[2]: Solid release"
nbensa Member since:
2005-08-29

KDE 4.5 looks so much better.


KDE 4.5 looks so much better, but Gnome works.

I've been using KDE for more or less 8 years, but just two weeks ago I went to Gnome.

Why?

Too many reasons. Two of the most important are 1) I got tired of the general slowness of KDE 4, and 2) lack of application integration (file dialogs in kde apps and firefox for example)

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RE[3]: Solid release
by porcel on Tue 12th Oct 2010 20:15 in reply to "RE[2]: Solid release"
porcel Member since:
2006-01-28

As a KDE user, I tend to agree, but there are areas of Ubuntu´s desktop that are more polished than their Kubuntu counterparts. For instance, the Ubuntu software center is much better than its Kubuntu implementation: better localized and more ergonomic.

Particularly annoying is the fact that the descriptions of applications are perfectly translated into Spanish in Ubuntu´s software center and not in Kubuntu´s.

This makes absolutely no sense. Why wouldn´t the translations be shared between both desktops?

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RE[3]: Solid release
by rajj on Wed 13th Oct 2010 09:53 in reply to "RE[2]: Solid release"
rajj Member since:
2005-07-06

Yes. The more shades of blue, the more modern.

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