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Kubuntu on Netbooks

Oct 15, 2010, 13:34 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by J. A. Watson)

"The release of Kubuntu 10.10 includes both the "standard" KDE Plasma Desktop and the special Plasma Netbook desktop. During the boot processing, KDE determines which of these two is more likely to be "correct" for your system, presumably based on screen size and/or resolution, although I don't know the exact parameters. On my HP Pavillion dv2-1010ez, which has a 1280x800 display, it comes up with the standard Plasma desktop, as I described in my previous Ubuntu 10.10 article. On my Samsung N150 Plus, which has a typical netbook 1024x600 display, it comes up with the Plasma Netbook desktop, which looks like this:

"Before going any further, I will also mention that if you want to switch between these two desktops manually, go to System Settings / Workspace, where you can choose either "Desktop" or "Netbook".

"I would also like to say that although I have looked at the KDE Netbook desktop several times before, I have never really taken the time to understand and appreciate it."

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