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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RE[5]: meh
by Windows Sucks on Sat 19th Nov 2005 20:15 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: meh"
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Where is your research on this? From what I see is that almost all the big sellers, Mandrake, Redhat (Even though they use blue curve) Xandros, Linspire etc use KDE by default.

Only Ubuntu (Who know have put KUbuntu in to the main code base because KDE was so popular) and Novell (Who changed their minds real quick on making Gnome the default UI) And Novell was just thinking about costs cause they own Gnome, but found out they would loose a bunch of users or Open Suse would be forked for KDE users!

Granted the QT issue is a mess though!

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v RE[6]: meh
by on Sat 19th Nov 2005 20:34 in reply to "RE[5]: meh"
RE[7]: meh
by Windows Sucks on Sat 19th Nov 2005 20:41 in reply to "RE[6]: meh"
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First of all Mandrake is out of Bankruptcy and has made a profit!

Xandros may not have paid back a loan but they have also made a profit!

On top of that YOU have no clue if Linspire has made a profit or not because Linspire is a private company and does not post its earnings!

I am a major user of SLES 9 and if you do the default install it defaults to KDE not Gnome!

And DUH if you paid attention before you ran your mouth (And then had the nerve to post as anonymous!) Novell bought Ximian the company that Gnome was under and Miguel de Icaza the co creator of Gnome works for Novell!

Read a little before you run your mouth. LOL!

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RE[7]: meh
by archiesteel on Sat 19th Nov 2005 20:42 in reply to "RE[6]: meh"
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Mandrake had to file for bankruptcy

Mandriva is now out of bankruptcy, and has started turning out a profit. Note that their financial troubles had nothing to do with KDE vs. GNOME.

Other distros that use KDE:

- Knoppix
- Kubuntu (now used by Mark Shuttleworth instead of Ubuntu
- Mepis
- PCLinuxOS
- Kanotix

Not to mention the fact that the best browser (Konqueror), the best audio player (amaroK) and the best CD/DVD-burning tool (K3b) are all KDE apps...

Both DEs are good, and benefit from the competition with each other. Stop trying to start flamewars you nasty little anonymous troll.

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RE[6]: meh
by on Sat 19th Nov 2005 21:49 in reply to "RE[5]: meh"
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Redhat uses Gnome by default, not KDE. Thier Gnome installation uses the thier own Bluecurve theme.

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