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Kubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala is really nice

Nov 14, 2009, 12:03 (1 Talkback[s])

"First, is there and why is there any difference between Ubuntu and Kubuntu, after all, they are pretty much the same distro? Then, what are these differences and are they any good? The title may blunt off some of the suspense, but you are in for an interesting read.

"In today's review, we will see what Kubuntu can offer, in addition to a plethora of Ks. We'll examine the live sessions, covering Wireless networking, Bluetooth connectivity and desktop look and feel, we'll check the system performance and stability, including the standby and hibernate on laptops, we'll install Kubuntu, get acquainted with the latest KDE and the applications bundled with the distribution, and even take a brief look on the new GRUB 2 in a dual-boot configuration. No less importantly, we'll pit Kubuntu against its big brother, the Gnome-furnished Ubuntu, the flagship of the Canonical fleet.

"Like Ubuntu, I'll try Kubuntu on four computers, including three laptops, and two virtual machines, which should give you a decent indication how well the distro behaves. Ubuntu had quite a few surprising issues with application crashes, kernel errors and media performance. This makes the Kubuntu test all the more relevant."

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