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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No surprise
by BallmerKnowsBest on Tue 7th Feb 2012 15:50 UTC
BallmerKnowsBest
Member since:
2008-06-02

Good riddance, everyone knows that KDE's slow and crashes all the time. It's not very configurable either, it always seemed dumbed-down compared to GNOME.

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v RE: No surprise
by Hiev on Tue 7th Feb 2012 16:04 in reply to "No surprise"
RE: No surprise
by kokara4a on Tue 7th Feb 2012 16:05 in reply to "No surprise"
kokara4a Member since:
2005-09-16

Wow! I'm waiting for lemur2's reaction to your post. In my experience, KDE is exactly the opposite of what you're saying. But lemur2 will provide the links ;)

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RE[2]: No surprise
by Hiev on Tue 7th Feb 2012 16:12 in reply to "RE: No surprise"
Hiev Member since:
2005-09-27

In his fantasy world KDE is perfect and can even cure cancer, but in the real world is very different.

When I dare him to show a video of KDE running in a netbook, he declined. He is just a fraud.

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RE: No surprise
by cropr on Tue 7th Feb 2012 16:47 in reply to "No surprise"
cropr Member since:
2006-02-14

This was definitely true when KDE launched the 4 series, but nowadays this is no longer the case. KDE 4.7 on Kubuntu 11.10 i stable and fast

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RE[2]: No surprise
by Hiev on Tue 7th Feb 2012 17:11 in reply to "RE: No surprise"
Hiev Member since:
2005-09-27

As someone who also tries KDE, I beg to differ.

Edited 2012-02-07 17:25 UTC

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RE[2]: No surprise
by Nth_Man on Tue 7th Feb 2012 19:20 in reply to "RE: No surprise"
Nth_Man Member since:
2010-05-16

If people wanted to try it by themselves, there was a VirtualBox disk image of Kubuntu 11.04 i386 Desktop, stable version in
http://torrentbox.com/torrent_details?id=1476261

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RE: No surprise
by kenji on Tue 7th Feb 2012 16:48 in reply to "No surprise"
kenji Member since:
2009-04-08

You misunderstand the implications.

1. Kubuntu does not equal KDE as a whole.
2. Kubuntu is a community distro and a lack of funding does not equal death. Many distros exist with $0 funding.
3. You have been sniffing glue if you think that KDE is less configurable than then Gnome3.

Please think before you speak.

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RE[2]: No surprise
by orestes on Tue 7th Feb 2012 18:30 in reply to "RE: No surprise"
orestes Member since:
2005-07-06

Depends on how one defines configurable really. KDE4 certainly has more configuration dialogs, but considering Gnome-Shell is basically javascript these days one could make the argument for it being more bendable to the user's will. For a sufficiently technical class of user of course.

That said the entire first post in this subthread reeks of bad troll.

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RE[2]: No surprise
by BallmerKnowsBest on Wed 8th Feb 2012 17:40 in reply to "RE: No surprise"
BallmerKnowsBest Member since:
2008-06-02

You misunderstand the implications.

1. Kubuntu does not equal KDE as a whole.
2. Kubuntu is a community distro and a lack of funding does not equal death. Many distros exist with $0 funding.
3. You have been sniffing glue if you think that KDE is less configurable than then Gnome3.

Please think before you speak.


1. And where did I say it did? (Hint: I didn't)
2. Now that the rats have started deserting that sinking ship, it's only a matter of time.
3. Oh yeah? Show me the KDE equivalent of GConf!

Clearly you're just trolling because you're jealous of GNOME's popularity and success.

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RE: No surprise
by neruson on Tue 7th Feb 2012 18:52 in reply to "No surprise"
neruson Member since:
2011-09-18

Although I'm primarily an Xfce guy (who's slowly coming back to Gnome since Cinnamon became available in the AUR on Arch) I have to say a full install of KDE has always been slow and buggy and felt bloated for me no matter what machine I was running it on so in that sense I agree with you (although I haven't tried 4.8), but a minimal install of KDE has always worked wonderfully and has never given me any problems. I just don't stick with KDE because usually I prefer GTK apps with a couple exceptions ie. K3b...

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RE: No surprise
by mikeinohio on Tue 7th Feb 2012 19:36 in reply to "No surprise"
mikeinohio Member since:
2010-02-21

That criticism certainly had some validity when KDE4 first came out, however it simply isn't true anymore. If you think KDE is still like that, you haven't tried it in a while.

I have used Gnome for years. However, with the changes that Gnome has made, I now find KDE preferable. The recently released Mint KDE version is far more stable and usable than the Mint Gnome version.

The decision by Ubuntu to drop Kubuntu is probably just one more step down the road to its own irrelevance.

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v RE[2]: No surprise
by Hiev on Tue 7th Feb 2012 19:41 in reply to "RE: No surprise"