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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- Rename Kubuntu to something else (and please, a good listenable and pleasant name, enough of this ooga-ooga buntu crap).

- Ship a DVD full of applications, including out of the box integration with GTK 2 and 3.

- Ship all media codecs and stuff out of the box.

- Select the highest rated set of applications instead of K* traditional ones (eg. VLC, LibreOffice, Thunderbird, Firefox).

after that, prepare for going after Linux Mint.

You mean, like this?

Netrunner is not an "ooga-ooga buntu" name, it uses apt, muon and Canonical/Mint repositories, with 36,000 packages in them. Also consider that it can use apps from PPAs at Launchpad.

This fact means IMO that it is a better option than OpenSuse or PCLinuxOS, although having said that, either of those are reasonable options also. It is just a matter of the selected default packages, and the available packages in the repositories, and the means of installing them, and it seems to me that Netrunner 4.1 might have the edge.

Especially so if I am able to install KDE 4.8, which it appears may soon be possible.

Edited 2012-02-07 23:01 UTC

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