Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 7th Feb 2012 09:58 UTC, submitted by gogothebee
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu This shouldn't come as a huge surprise. Jonathan Riddell, lead developer of the Kubuntu project and the only person paid by Canonical to work on the KDE variant of the popular distribution, has announced that after the 12.04 release, Canonical will no longer be funding him, effectively putting Kubuntu on the same level as other Ubuntu variants like Xubuntu.
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RE: That really is a shame
by lucas_maximus on Tue 7th Feb 2012 15:37 UTC in reply to "That really is a shame"
lucas_maximus
Member since:
2009-08-18

Or you could use OpenSuse.

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Flatland_Spider Member since:
2006-09-01

Outside of Yast, OpenSuse is a good distro and probably the best KDE distro.

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lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

I used older versions of SUSE as "college web portals", however I think I ended up switching them to a Redhat based distro (CENTOS/Scientific Linux).

SUSE 9.2 was a nice distro if as I remember.

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Anonymous Penguin Member since:
2005-07-06

Not bad at all, but since KDE 4 I have liked Mandriva and PCLinuxOS implementations of KDE best (perhaps because they are the ones which feel most like KDE 3.5)
Pity that the future of Mandriva is vey uncertain and that Texstar is taking a leave of absence.

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RE[2]: That really is a shame
by jriddell on Tue 7th Feb 2012 23:01 in reply to "RE: That really is a shame"
jriddell Member since:
2006-04-09

OpenSUSE is a good KDE distro and a good supporter of KDE. The differences are that is is not regularly released in time with the KDE releases and it is more likely to replace gaps in KDE's offering with other software like Yast and Firefox. Many people will see this as advantages.

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RE[3]: That really is a shame
by lemur2 on Tue 7th Feb 2012 23:55 in reply to "RE[2]: That really is a shame"
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

OpenSUSE is a good KDE distro and a good supporter of KDE. The differences are that is is not regularly released in time with the KDE releases and it is more likely to replace gaps in KDE's offering with other software like Yast and Firefox. Many people will see this as advantages.


I like Kubuntu's Muon far better than Yast. From and end-user perspective, via Canonical (and ultimately, Debian), Kubuntu has a far more extensive set of available packages than OpenSuse.

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