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Kubuntu Returns to Glory with 11.04

Apr 29, 2011, 18:02 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by jlacroix)

[ Thanks to Jeremy LaCroix for this link. ]

"Kubuntu 11.04 was a surprise, not just because of the fact that all of my hardware worked out of the box (with a small exception, more on that later), it was a surprise also because of the level of polish that went into it. The latest iteration of Kubuntu is definitely beautiful from the time it's booted, all the way to the desktop. Even the boot splash works, which I've never seen actually work in Ubuntu or Kubuntu on the six different computers I tried them on since they adopted Plymouth.

"While 11.04 was in beta, I was very critical of the fact that Ubuntu's fonts are being used in Kubuntu. I found that it looked weird, and just didn't fit with Kubuntu at all. In some cases, I felt that the Ubuntu font made my eyes strain. Thankfully, the fonts have been fixed. I'm not sure what the developers did (the Ubuntu font is still being used) but the final release looks much better, and the fonts actually look beautiful. However, those of you accustomed to using KDE on distributions that don't alter it (like Arch) it may take some getting used to. A few things don't quite look right (such as the spacing of bookmarks in Firefox) but that's a minor complaint."

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