"I'm running Kubuntu Gutsy Gibbon (7.10) on one of my main
workstations. As with its sibling Ubuntu, it's an
endlessly-entertaining blend of really nice stuff and really
irritating stuff. The nice stuff is nearly-current releases of
fast-moving applications like KDE, Digikam, Krita, KWord, and other
apps that I use a lot, easy-on-the-eyes graphics, a good set of
default applications, and nicely-organized menus. The irritating
stuff is they still don't pay enough attention to delivering
reliable basic functionality in core functions like networking and
printing. Both often require manual tweakage to get them to work
correctly, and even then you may be foiled by a Helpful Daemon.
"NetworkManager is the newest addition to my Helpful Daemon hit
list. I have two wired Ethernet interfaces on this box. One is
configured and active, eth1, and one is not, which is eth0. The
correct behavior is for any unconfigured NIC to be ignored by the
system. But no..."