Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 20th Oct 2010 22:22 UTC, submitted by vivainio
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu This is kind of... Well, good news, I suppose? It depends on where you allegiances lie, but it seems like Ubuntu is warming up to the idea of using Qt to develop applications. It's no secret that Qt is a far more advanced development framework than Gtk+, so it only makes sense for Ubuntu - a GNOME/Gtk+ distribution - is looking at it.
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RE[4]: Comment by cmost
by cmost on Thu 21st Oct 2010 01:13 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by cmost"
cmost
Member since:
2006-07-16

If Kubuntu has nothing to distinguish it from KDE offerings from Sabayon, Linux Mint, or Mepis (or OpenSuse, PCLinuxOS, Mandriva, Slackware or Knoppix for that matter where KDE is also the default), then how are any of the other offerings "better"?


Have you used OpenSUSE? Have you tried SimplyMEPIS? Have you given Sabayon's KDE offering a good workout? Have you even looked at Linux Mint's community KDE edition? Based on your comments, I'm fairly confident the answer is "no."

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RE[5]: Comment by cmost
by lemur2 on Thu 21st Oct 2010 01:29 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by cmost"
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

Have you used OpenSUSE? Have you tried SimplyMEPIS? Have you given Sabayon's KDE offering a good workout? Have you even looked at Linux Mint's community KDE edition? Based on your comments, I'm fairly confident the answer is "no."


The answer is "Yes" apart from Sabayon. I tried Sabayon some time ago, new applications took ages to download, compile and install and it was possible to get yourself in a twist.

I also tried PCLinuxOS BTW, Arch (KDE) and Fedora (KDE variant).

The latest versions of MEPIS, OpenSuSe and Linux Mint community did not properly detect my video hardware on boot of the LiveCD. They all started in a fallback vesa graphics mode with the incorrect resolution for my LCD screen.

MEPIS, PCLinuxOS, Arch and OpenSuSe have quite small application repositories compared to Kubuntu.

Only Mint KDE included the Canonical improvements: upstart (quick boot process); jockey (install proprietary graphics card drivers); Ubiquity (distro installer); and automatic detection and configuration of printer drivers when the printer is first plugged in.

All things considered, partly due to the contributions of Canonical, Kubuntu is the best KDE distribution available right now.

Edited 2010-10-21 01:30 UTC

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