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Kubuntu 9.10: A Mixed Bag

Nov 07, 2009, 16:04 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jeremy LaCroix)

[ Thanks to Jeremy LaCroix for this link. ]

"For starters, there was nothing in it that you couldn’t get anywhere else, virtually no polish, and Wi-Fi was completely broken right out of the box and hasn’t been fixed (aside from manually installing third party wireless tools) to this very day. In that regard, there is a great deal riding on Kubuntu’s shoulders this time around. So, does Kubuntu 9.10 make up for the failures of the previous iteration? For the most part, no.

"The Good
First and foremost, KDE 4.3 makes its official debut in Kubuntu 9.10. This is huge, because KDE 4.3 is the first version of the KDE 4.x series that’s ready for primetime. Although it isn’t perfect, it features beautiful artwork and is generally faster and more responsive. In addition, there are a ton of new features in KDE 4.3, and Kubuntu 9.10 includes all of those features naturally by including it as the default desktop."

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