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[2]: meh
by lagitus on Sat 19th Nov 2005 23:20 UTC 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[3]: meh
by on Sat 19th Nov 2005 23:35 in reply to "RE[2]: meh"
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have you tried changing it to xine for some strange reason they use gstreamer. try install the kaffein-xine and then chang eit in you preference that solved the problem for me. it

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RE[3]: meh
by Mark Williamson on Sun 20th Nov 2005 02:06 in reply to "RE[2]: meh"
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2005-07-06

On Breezy I've had similar problems playing movies. Hoary worked fine. Weird...

SuSE has an *extremely* high degree of "it just works"ness, especially in terms of hardware support. Possibly higher than that of (K)Ubuntu, actually. But all distros have some kind of limitation, so whenever I get fed up of one I play "switch the distro" again ;-)

Hopefully Kubuntu Dapper will have better testing due to being part of the main Ubuntu thang...

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