Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 19th Nov 2005 16:52 UTC, submitted by chrishaney
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu The first preview release of (K)Ubuntu 6.04 Dapper Drake has been released. You can download Ubuntu here, and Kubuntu here. Screenshots can be found here and here.
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meh
by on Sat 19th Nov 2005 17:46 UTC

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I still can't get over the decision to switch browser-mode nautilus (yuck) to default. Guess I switched to slack just in time. More on topic, I'm not sure I get the point of kubuntu. It looks like every other KDE distro out there--why make a new one?

-bytecoder

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RE: meh
by Windows Sucks on Sat 19th Nov 2005 18:02 in reply to "meh"
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2005-11-10

The point of KUbuntu is to give you all the features of Ubuntu with the KDE desktop.

In the future there will be more changes made to KUbuntu now that its an oficial part of the Ubuntu tree.

Remember that before KUbuntu was a side project of people that worked for Ubuntu but were KDE fans.

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RE: meh
by on Sat 19th Nov 2005 19:40 in reply to "meh"
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I still can't get over the decision to switch browser-mode nautilus (yuck) to default. Guess I switched to slack just in time. More on topic, I'm not sure I get the point of kubuntu. It looks like every other KDE distro out there--why make a new one?

Why did I get rated down for asking a question?

-bytecoder

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v RE[2]: meh
by on Sat 19th Nov 2005 19:48 in reply to "RE: meh"
RE[2]: meh
by DevL on Sun 20th Nov 2005 13:48 in reply to "RE: meh"
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2005-07-06

Trolling 1: Because you complain about a default setting and argues that that's the chief reason to sitch to another distro.

Trolling 2: The ancient "why make another distro" question. People like choice, people are free to do what they want, live with it!

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RE: meh
by Mark Williamson on Sat 19th Nov 2005 19:48 in reply to "meh"
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2005-07-06

> More on topic, I'm not sure I get the point of kubuntu. It looks like
> every other KDE distro out there--why make a new one?

Ubuntu has regular scheduled releases and support periods, commercial support available, a free CD distribution scheme and a commitment to make Linux "friendly". They have the advantage of building on Debian as a foundation but aim to move more quickly in their release schedule.

And some people want those things with a KDE desktop... It still looks like KDE, of course, but the underlying system has some of the same "It Just Works" magic you get from standard Ubuntu. Personally I was annoyed with some niggles with SuSE and Fedora, so I switched to Kubuntu to see if it was better; I've been quite impressed so far.

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RE[2]: meh
by lagitus on Sat 19th Nov 2005 23:20 in reply to "RE: meh"
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2005-07-18

And some people want those things with a KDE desktop... It still looks like KDE, of course, but the underlying system has some of the same "It Just Works" magic you get from standard Ubuntu. Personally I was annoyed with some niggles with SuSE and Fedora, so I switched to Kubuntu to see if it was better; I've been quite impressed so far.

I don't usually like to complain about bugs in distros but the Kaffeine media player they shipped with the latest Kubuntu managed to crash or hang with just about every file it was given, and with either backend. It was obviously left almost fully untested.

There were also some other minor but obvious gliches which IMHO should not have made it into a stable release. I'd urge the kubuntu team to put more emphasis on testing. The '"It Just Works" magic' really is there, though, when it happens to work.

Sadly, everything I just said seems to apply to other KDE distros as well, to some extent.

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RE: meh
by rm6990 on Sat 19th Nov 2005 22:52 in reply to "meh"
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2005-07-04

Yeah, I know. Thank god you switched to Slack just in time to avoid the laborous task of clicking 4 things on the screen to switch Nautilus back to default.

Although you are right, installing Gnome seperately from the distro is SOOOO much easier than changing a simple setting.

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RE[2]: meh
by on Sat 19th Nov 2005 23:55 in reply to "RE: meh"
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Actually, that wasn't the reason. I'm just glad I did it because ubuntu appears to be heading in a different direction than it once was, plus I don't like apt-get at all (I switched because it b0rked my system upgrading to the latest release this fall).

-bytecoder

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