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[3]: That really is a shame
by lemur2 on Tue 7th Feb 2012 23:55 UTC 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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darkcoder Member since:
2006-07-14

Haven't used latest Kubuntu's (since 9.04) for different reasons, but I think you missed something.

Muon is only a Package Manager
Yast is a whole administrative front end like MCC (Mandriva Control Center)

In other words... No comparison.

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RE[5]: That really is a shame
by lemur2 on Wed 8th Feb 2012 05:43 in reply to "RE[4]: That really is a shame"
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

Haven't used latest Kubuntu's (since 9.04) for different reasons, but I think you missed something.

Muon is only a Package Manager
Yast is a whole administrative front end like MCC (Mandriva Control Center)

In other words... No comparison.


I haven't found a real need for anything beyond KDE's System Settings.

On Kubuntu/Linux Mint KDE/Netrunner this lets me configure: Common Appearance and Behaviour; Workspace Appearance and Behaviour; Network and Connectivity; Hardware; and System Administration.

For my own personal desktop, what am I supposed to be missing?

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