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Is Kubuntu Caught in a Downward Spiral?

Oct 15, 2009, 20:33 (6 Talkback[s])
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"Is Kubuntu Canonical’s “Blue Headed Step Child”?
The phrase “Blue Headed Step Child” has been used to describe Kubuntu for quite some time around the blogosphere, and the debate on whether or not the term has merit is never ending. This descriptor has originated from the idea that Kubuntu has never seemed to receive as many features as each Ubuntu release, and some of the most noteworthy features in Ubuntu often do not make the cut. It also has to do with Canonical not giving Kubuntu equal treatment in the release cycles.

"Let’s be fair though, Ubuntu is Canonical’s main distribution, not Kubuntu, so that should be expected. Kubuntu is a “flavor” of Ubuntu that uses a different software set that caters to those that prefer the KDE environment. However, the amount of features that Kubuntu users miss out on is staggering, and should definitely be considered a problem. So, is Kubuntu the blue headed step child of Canonical? It would seem so, considering the lack of support Kubuntu seems to get and a severe lack of feature parity."

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